Attachment and Attunement: What you need to know about developing a secure bond with your baby.
Join Dr. Jill Campbell, licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in early child development, parenting and women's issues at the Pump Station to discuss bonding with your newborn. For most of us, when we imagine the moment that our baby comes into the world, we imagine that we will feel this instantaneous bond between our baby and ourselves. We think that when we look into our baby’s eyes we will feel completely connected. The truth is; however, it doesn’t always work that way. The attachment bond is a process that develops over time between you and your baby. This bond happens naturally as you care for and pay attention to your baby. It is the lasting relationship that is interactive in that both you and your baby participate in learning about each other. But just because it is natural, doesn’t mean it is always easy or stress free. It is very normal to feel uncertain, scared, or even disconnected at first.
The workshop is designed help new parents:
• Understand attachment theory and why it is important
• Learn tools to help you understand, calm, and bond with your new baby