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The idea that caregivers must be present and available in order for their children to get attached to them is at the heart of attachment theory. Bowlby was worried about the well-being of children who were separated from their mothers before focusing on individual disparities in attachments over the lifetime. His early research showed that even brief separations of one week had a negative impact on the quality of the mother-child relationship. However, very little study has been done since then on the influence of separations as a possible indicator of attachment relationship disturbances. The current study examines the impact of early mother-child separation on both maternal parenting and subsequent child development using data from the multi-site Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. A secure attachment is generated from the child’s assessment of his or her mother’s (or other attachment figure’s) availability, according to attachment theory. The term “availability” refers to the mother’s physical proximity to the kid. Depending on whether the absence of accessibility was temporary or permanent, Bowlby referred to it as separation or loss. Unlike Bowlby, who emphasized the necessity of a mother’s physical accessibility, Ainsworth established two other characteristics of availability that are crucial for baby attachment. First, the child must believe that the channels of communication with his or her mother are open, and second, the child must believe that if he or she is called upon for assistance, his or her mother will respond. Because they may still be able to connect with their mother and anticipate being soothed upon reunion, securely attached youngsters are better able to bear physical distance from their mother as they grow older. The primary focus of this research is on the relationship between physical accessibility, maternal responsiveness, and child outcomes. We want to know if early physical accessibility disturbances (mother-child separation during the first two years of life) are linked to maternal sensitivity and child socioemotional and linguistic development. We concentrate on separation between birth and age two since children utilize physical proximity as the key indicator of their mother’s availability throughout this time. Mothers who leave the house, even though they are reachable by phone, are seen as unavailable. Because the infant’s awareness of the reasons for mother departure and the date of her return is restricted throughout the first two years of life, maternal availability is especially crucial. As a result, parting experiences may be very poignant. Even those that are only a few hours long can cause distress. By the third or fourth year of life, the kid has begun to recognize that his or her mother has her own reasons and intentions, and their relationship has evolved into a “goal-corrected partnership.”

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