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Saturday, 16 January 2021
25. Gets in and out of parents lap frequently Print
Our son from very early on was always on the go.  He was very interested in exploring his world and would not sit in our laps for a minute without struggling to get down and go.  Family and friends said he was very curious but really it was like he was always trying to get away from us.  There were never times when he would just settle in our arms under any circumstances.  It took therapy, attachment parenting, and 10 months before he could sit our laps and stay there contently for long periods of time.  He is still a curious little boy but he is just as snuggly too.  We have a nice balance of both now. (a. 6mo, FC)
This should be called the “up/down” syndrome.  He’d want in our laps, then out of our laps, in, out, in, out.  If we didn’t let him down, he might get stiff and slide right out.  It was one of the first things the attachment therapist pointed out.  I had assumed he was just busy. (a. 5.5mo, FC)
She is definitely showing signs of strengthening attachment though she is still exhibiting avoidant and anxious symptoms.  The past few days, she's started calling for me "Umma, Umma" (mom in Korean) and crawling towards me!  It just melts my heart...Then as soon as I pick her up, she’s squirming to get down, reaching for something, grabbing my hair, scratching my face, or trying to pull off my glasses...aghhhh! (a. 4.5mo, FC)
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