Attachment Styles and Their Impact on Children's Mental Health and Resiliency During a Pandemic

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Green, Ellie
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Children with insecure attachment patterns will have more difficulties regulating their emotions due to their parents' inconsistent emotional availability, making them more susceptible to stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. Children's mental health can be impacted by stressful experiences like the Covid-19 pandemic, which can be affected by their parents' worry and anxiety. This capstone aims to review studies on whether forming a close connection between parents and their children could provide an opportunity for them to master emotional regulation while dealing with the stress generated by the Covid-19 pandemic and lower the risk of mental health problems. The research reviews will be used to create a workshop that can be useful to counselors and caregivers on effectively working with children who may be insecurely attached as a result of the pandemic, including children who are struggling with emotional regulation. The proposal described in chapter 3 outlines various approaches to assist parents in creating a secure bond with their children and, as a result, support them to learn co-regulation and self-regulation during stressful life events.
attachment , attachment theory , attachment styles , attachment in adulthood , co-regulation , positive parenting , pandemic , secure attachment , resiliency
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