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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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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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How attachment helps us make sense of terrorism

How attachment helps us make sense of terrorism

Paris has again been targeted by terrorists. The loss and fear that travelled its streets in January has been renewed. It was after those January attacks that I last wrote on the topic of terrorism, inspired by the refusal of the people of France to give in to fear. Yet, the human response to terrorism…

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