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Posts exploring the process of attachment, enabling us to bring theory to everyday life.

How attachment theory helps with real-life challenges like lockdown

How attachment theory helps with real-life challenges like lockdown

“What happens once you come to understand attachment? What do people do with this knowledge? The best way I know to answer these questions is by telling some real-life stories of people who have undertaken this journey of awareness.”  Those are the words with which I begin one of the chapters in my forthcoming book…

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Fed up of being cooped up in lockdown with the kids?

Fed up of being cooped up in lockdown with the kids?

I reckon that, by this point in the coronavirus lockdown (Week 4 here in Britain), many parents are starting to find their children’s constant company tiresome.  I can hear incredulous whispers already: “By this point??  Are you nuts?? I reached that point on Day 3!” And it will indeed be as whispers that the replies…

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Can attachment needs help explain Trump’s narcissism?

Can attachment needs help explain Trump’s narcissism?

With Donald Trump’s inauguration upon us in a few days’ time, I find myself thinking of Vice President Biden’s comments earlier this month: “Grow up Donald.  Time to be an adult. You’re president.” That is not going to happen. Why not?  That is the question that I hear being asked repeatedly:  Why is it that…

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Celebrating a year that kicks off with a Baby Box Row

Celebrating a year that kicks off with a Baby Box Row

The year 2017 has started with a row that might surprise many people.  On 1st January, the Scottish Government distributed the first of their new Baby Boxes, designed to support families and babies’ development.  Immediately a row erupted on Twitter. James McEnaney asked about the evidence that the boxes would fulfil their stated aim of reducing…

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