Mothers and Sons: How the Maternal Attachment Experience Affects Boys' Emotional and Social Development

Mothers and Sons: How the Maternal Attachment Experience Affects Boys' Emotional and Social Development

by Dr. Debi Smith

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Overview

Mothers and Sons: How the Maternal Attachment Experience Affects Boys' Emotional and Social Development by Dr. Debi Smith

Exploring the impact of maternal attachment on the emotional and social development of boys, Dr. Smith uses Attachment Theory to elucidate and integrate aspects of the mother-son relationship from birth through adolescence. An overview of Attachment Theory is followed by several perspectives on male development.

Building upon the concept that this primary attachment is one of life’s most significant relationships, exploration of the mother-child relationship gives particular attention to its specific impact on male children and their emotional development. The issue of nature and nurture is addressed, as is the complex topic of boys and vulnerable emotions, with particular emphasis on guilt, humiliation, and shame; anxiety and depression; and anger and rage.

Implications for clinical treatment of attachment difficulties are summarized, as well as implications for mothers and their adult sons.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045052184
Publisher: Dr. Debi Smith
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 819 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Debi is passionate about helping Christian couples and single adults figure out better ways to apply biblical principles and the findings of scientific research to their everyday lives. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree, with a Minor in Applied Theology, from Biola University. She maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California.

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