Attachment & Reactive Attachment Disorders
your baby show any of these Signs and symptoms:
- Avoids eye contact
- Doesn’t smile
- Doesn’t reach out to be picked up
- Rejects your efforts to calm,
soothe, and connect
- Doesn’t seem to notice or care
when you leave them alone
- Cries inconsolably
- Doesn’t coo or make sounds
- Doesn’t follow you with his or her
- Isn’t interested in playing
interactive games or playing with toys
- Spend a lot of time rocking or
your older child show any of these common signs and symptoms?
§ An aversion to touch and physical affection. Children
with reactive attachment disorder often flinch, laugh, or even say “Ouch” when
touched. Rather than producing positive feelings, touch and affection are
perceived as a threat.
§ Control issues. Most children with
reactive attachment disorder go to great lengths to remain in control and avoid
feeling helpless. They are often disobedient, defiant, and argumentative.
§ Anger problems. Anger may be
expressed directly, in tantrums or acting out, or through manipulative,
passive-aggressive behavior. Children with reactive attachment disorder may
hide their anger in socially acceptable actions, like giving a high five that
hurts or hugging someone too hard.
§ Difficulty showing genuine care and affection. For
example, children with reactive attachment disorder may act inappropriately
affectionate with strangers while displaying little or no affection towards
§ An underdeveloped conscience. Children with
reactive attachment disorder may act like they don’t have a conscience and fail
to show guilt, regret, or remorse after behaving badly.
If your child shows any of these signs they
might have Insecure Attachment or Reactive Attachment Disorder. Please read this article for more information:
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If your child shows any of these signs they might have Insecure Attachment or Reactive Attachment Disorder. Please read this article for more information: