Childhood Development

The Ultimate Guide to Early Maladaptive Schemas [Full List]

There are 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas that generally form as a result of repeated toxic experiences in childhood or adolescence.

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How Fearful Avoidant Attachment Develops in Childhood

The fearful avoidant attachment is thought to be the most difficult. Sadly, this attachment style is often seen in children that have experienced trauma or abuse.

anxious avoidant attachment in childhood

How Does Anxious Avoidant Attachment Develop in Children?

Anxious avoidant attachment typically develops in the first 18 months of life. During this formative period, a child’s caregiver may have been emotionally unavailable to them most of the time.

How Does Anxious Ambivalent Attachment Develop in Children?

Anxious ambivalent attachment typically develops in children whose caregiver may have acted nurturing and responsive one minute and unavailable or insensitive the next.

Secure Attachment Style - Mother holding baby

How a Secure Attachment Style Develops in Early Childhood

A secure attachment style forms through a special type of bond between children and their caregivers.

What is Schema Therapy

What Is Schema Therapy & How Does it Relate to Attachment?

The focus of Schema Therapy is on the treatment of chronic, pervasive, and long-standing dysfunctional behavioral patterns.

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