In this post I will attempt to clarify the use of the terms reciprocity and interactional synchrony. The new specification for AQA places more emphasis on the formation of attachments and has removed the need to explore the impact of day care. The topic of “Attachment” now starts by exploring the early interactions between infant… Read More Attachment: Reciprocity and Interactional Synchrony
On 17th May 2012 I blogged about an activity idea inspired by the media interest at the time concerning the Governments provision of a £100 voucher, available in high street stores, to give parents access to parenting classes. Can parent? This week the BPS has posted a comprehensive overview of the 2 year trial of… Read More Parenting classes and attachments revisited
This week it was announced in the news that “The Government is to issue £100 vouchers for parenting classes in an attempt to stem the breakdown of family discipline blamed by ministers for last year’s riots” (ITV news online, May 14th 2012). I often find that students of Psychology are somewhat surprised that some of… Read More Should all parents learn about Attachment Theory?