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Resilience and Outcomes

Decades of research tells us that children who are securely attached to a caregiver enjoy greater resilience in the face of stress and better outcomes in virtually every area of life. The folks at Circle of Security International have summarized this nicely for us.

The Difference that Makes a Difference

After 50 years of research we know that the more secure children are, the more they are able to:

Enjoy more happiness with their parents

Feel less anger at their parents

Turn to their parents for help when in trouble

Solve problems on their own

Get along better with friends

Have lasting friendships

Solve problems with friends

Have better relationships with brothers and sisters

Have higher self-esteem

Know that most problems will have an answer

Trust that good things will come their way

Trust the people they love

Know how to be kind to those around them

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