Friday, July 18, 2008

Understanding Attachment: Stranger Anxiety

With normal child attachment development a baby would normally develop Stranger Anxiety at about the age of 6 months old.

This Video has some great information about the normal development of stranger anxiety.








Understanding how the average baby or child develops is sometimes difficult as adoptive parents. There are times we might question if our adopted child is showing normal developmental behaviors or if our child is dealing with an adoption or attachment issue.

I find the more I take time to understand the common developmental issues the more I can spot issues that fall outside of normal. It's easy to assume that anything unusual must be related to the fact that I am loving adopted children. I believe that as much as it is important to recognize the real issues it is also important to understand that not everything is about adoption and attachment and some things are really just normal.

Please feel free to visit the Adoptive Parents Network Attachment Forums and leave your comments on this blog!



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