Disc #4 Children`s Attachment Theory


Disc#4: Children`s Attachment Theory

Disc#4: Children`s Attachment Theory

Whilewatching Shalamar children’s training video a question that came tomind is “Why do attachment styles vary?” This issue came to mindsince the speakers` style of narrating the Attachment Theory did notbring out clearly the reasons why attachment styles differ inchildren. This means that an audience watching the video may not gainan immediate understanding of variations in attachment styles inyoung people. However, Berger (2014) provided answers to thisquestion.

Usually,attachment styles vary because caregivers have different ways ofchild-rearing. Also, during their childhood, different caregiversexpose children to diverse environments meaning, young people willexhibit varying levels and styles of both physical and emotionalattachments to their caregivers (Berger, 2014, p. 455). For thisreason, a child will have diverse ways of interacting with theirimmediate environment up to their adulthood. One real life examplefor the reasons why attachment styles vary is evident when a childwho grew up in a foster home would find difficulty relating withtheir biological parents if they meet when they approach adolescentage. Typically, such a child tends to cling to their foster parentssince they are the only close relatives they knew throughout theirlife. As such, foster children will have a tendency to look up totheir guardians in case they face difficulties despite having beenreunited with their biological parents.

Insummary, a key question that came up in Shalamar’s video concernsthe reasons why attachment styles vary. The storyteller`s method ofnarration influenced this issue. This is an important question in thestudy of the Attachment Theory. A child’s caregiver plays aninstrumental role in determining their attachment style, which lastsuntil adulthood.


Berger,K. S. (2014). Thedeveloping person through the life span.NewYork, NY: Worth Publishers.