For this assignment, write an analysis of attachment in your own life. Within your analysis, be sure to include the following:
- What experiences did you have as a child that your primary
caregiver(s) provided or removed a “safe haven” and “secure base” for
you? I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCE SUCH EVENTS IN MY CHILDHOOD. THEREFORE USE THE EXAMPLE STORY AND MAKE SOMETHING UP PLEASE. ALSO SEE ATTACHMENTS WHICH ARE RESOURCES.
an example of a non-extreme example of an attachment injury, there once
was a boy who worked hard to earn the interest of his parents. He tried
to do many things to please them, but they always seemed to have other
interests. One year, in school, he sang in the school choir and
practiced all semester for the end of term concert. He informed his
parents of the date of the concert at the beginning of the term and they
indicated that they would be there. However, on the night of the
concert, the parents did not show up because they were invited to a
social with some friends. After the concert, all of the other singers
had friends and family join them for an end of term celebration party.
Since this boy did not have anyone with him at the party, he ended up
taking down the choir risers alone while everyone else celebrated their
months of work and success at the concert. At the end of the night, the
boy found a ride home with another member of the choir.)
- What attachment style would you say that you had as a child?
Support your response to this item with details that would substantiate
the answer based on attachment theory.
- What could be done to improve your attachment security with significant others in your life?
- What can you do to provide a “safe haven” and “secure base” for your children and/or other important people in your life?
Length: 5-7 pages