The quest for 'good enough' parenting

Getting the attachment just right is key to raising children

Setting challenges that push, but don’t overwhelm, children can be a difficult balancing act for parents. But it can be done.

crying baby

As a species, humans are very immature at the time of birth. We are completely dependent on our carer and remain so for a long time.

Soon though, through attachment, a baby will learn social skills from his or her carers, usually primarily the mother, by having a shared understanding.

This is where baby’s and mother’s thoughts connect, a ‘meeting of minds’.1

Like any new relationship, each will be aware of the