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API Weeks Principle 6 Provide Consistent, Loving Care

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Show # 6 in our 8 week series spotlighting Attachment Parenting is PROVIDE, CONSISTENT LOVING CARE.

My guest is Dr. Isabelle Fox. Dr. Fox is the author of Being There:  The Benefits of a Stay-at-home-Parent.  She has degrees from Radcliffe College and University of California Los Angeles and has been a Clinical Psychotherapist specializing in Child Development for over 30 years.  She is also an Associate at the Western Psychological Center in Encino, California.  She is also the author of From Diapers to Diplomas and Goodbye Diapers, Goodbye Bottle, Goodbye Blanket.  She has three children and seven grandchildren and was a Stay-At-Home Parent for 10 years. 

Babies and young children have an intense need for the physical presence of a consistent, loving, responsive caregiver: ideally a parent. Daily care and playful, loving interactions build strong bonds. By providing consistent, loving care from early infancy, parents strengthen their relationship with their child and build a healthy attachment. If neither parent can be a full-time caregiver, then a child needs someone who is not only consistent and loving, but has formed a bond with them and consciously provides care in a way that strengthens the attachment relationship.