Safety, feeling at home, trust, self-confidence, creativity, and comfort in exploring the world, are things all children should have.
From an early age, children form attachments that become the foundation of their future relationships. Strong bonds with their world (parents, educators, plants and animals) can only begin with a healthy attachment to themselves.
With practical tips and real-life examples from an experienced educator, this insightful book explores how the process of healthy attachment develops in young children (until 6 years old), what conditions are needed for becoming well bonded and how carers and educators can help in this important process.
“The structure of the book enables the author to supply plenty of valuable advice to parents [and] the essence is easy to grasp. This could make it a life changer for families.” —Jill Taplin, NESWEC course coordinator
“I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of child development and become more confident with children, building harmony and enjoying the unconditional love all children need.” —Sabrina Daniele, Steiner–Waldorf teacher
“I found this approach to forming attachments practical, easy to read and understand, and very approachable.... The translation from the Dutch is excellent, and I would recommend this book for teacher and parent libraries.” —Kindling— ∞
Loïs Eijgenraam was born in 1965 in the Netherlands. She has been a kindergarten teacher for more than thirty years and works as an educational consultant and lecturer.