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NAN: Attachment and Parent/Nanny Transitions

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An infant who is securely attached to his parents and nanny will typically respond to their arrivals and departures in a predictable way. While infants with secure attachments may or may not cry when their parent leaves, although they will likely show some distress, they can be easily comforted and are content to be in the care of their nanny.  When a parent returns, they’ll likely be eager to greet mom or dad but just as eager to continue doing what they were doing prior to the arrival of their parent.

Children without secure attachments to their parents may show intense distress when their mother leaves or fail to acknowledge or be upset at his mother’s departure. 

Michelle LaRoweNAN: Attachment and Parent/Nanny Transitions