Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love

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Published USA, 1994. Re-issued 1998
The struggle to understand the parent-child bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults? In Becoming Attached, Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental issues of emotional life. He explores such questions as:

What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value?
What are the risks of day care for children under one year of age?
What can parents do to manage those risks?
What experiences in infancy will enable a person to develop healthy relationships as an adult?

Robert Karen's book is beautifully written and a joy to read.

Robert Karen is a clinical psychologist, a psychoanalyst, and an award-winning author.
Paperback. 498 pages

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