DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2012.01.001
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Mark B. Borg Jr, Haruna Miyamoto-Borg

Abstract: Contemporary infant research in developmental psychology suggests that failure is an absolutely essential ingredient in the development of healthy attunement, attachment and bonding between the infant and his/her environment. Environment, at the earliest stage of development, is synonymous with the infant's primary caregiver.Certain consistent misfirings⎯missed opportunities for attunement between mother and child, as well as lost connections (e.g., caregiver misinterpreting the need communicated in the infan…

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