Babies have a biological need for connection. Without someone to share their joys and fears, babies cannot develop in emotionally healthy ways. The experiences that babies have of other people become wired into their brains, with the consequence that early experiences continue to shape relationships for the rest of their lives. In fact, a person’s whole emotional regulatory system is affected by their early experiences.
This book explains the biological attachment system that drives this need for connection. It uses Suzanne’s well-known metaphor of Sabre Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears to help make traditional scientific ideas come to life. It won’t matter whether you bring a personal or a professional interest, this book will leave you feeling confident that you understand the basics of attachment theory.
- “I have never read a clearer explanation of the concept of attachment and why it matters in all our lives.” – George Hosking, CEO, WAVE Trust
- “Reading this booklet was amazing. It felt like Suzanne was explaining to me what my baby can’t say himself.”– Helen, Mum of 9-month-old Daniel
- “Excellent description of attachment. Easy to read. This would be such a good resource to give to women during the antenatal period!”
- “This little book was very easy to read and understand. As a grandparent who cares for my grandson, it helped me understand behaviour more. It doesn’t matter what age the child is when you read this, it will help.”