This topical guide on separation anxiety and attachment in infants and toddlers will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).
- Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children
Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
WS 105.5 .C3 N624 2009 318214295
New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2009
This book, by the founders of Attached Parenting International, is a comprehensive look at attachment parenting, from an overview of attachment theory and child development research to strategies for everyday situations.
- Everyday Goodbyes: Starting School and Early Care: A Guide to the Separation Process
LB 1132 .B171e 2006 61353159
Teachers College Press, 2006
In this book, Balaban helps parents and teachers understand why children can take time to adjust to separation and what they can do to ease transitions.
- The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory
Ruth P. Newton,
BF 723 .A75 N565 2008 166372687
New Harbinger, 2008
This book shows how paying attention to the emotional needs of your child, particularly during the first five years of development, can help him or her grow up happy, secure, and confident.
- The Birth to Five Book: Confident Childrearing Right from the Start
WS 105.5 .C3 .N736 2009 234175966
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2009
This all-purpose book provides parents with advice on how to encourage healthy development in many areas, including attachment and separation.
- Touchpoints Birth to Three: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development
T. Berry Brazelton
WS 105 .B827bir 2006 84025879
Da Capo, 2006
This text offers parents advice on numerous topics related to emotional and behavioral development in infants and toddlers.
- “Don’t Get So Upset!:” Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own: A Guide for Caregivers.
WS 105.5 .E5 J17d 2008 182529116
St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2008
This book shows caregivers how to get in touch with their own emotions so they can better help children with theirs. Information includes emotional development, early childhood behavior management strategies, and self-reflection.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
- A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions: Behavior and Emotions
WS 113 .P697 2008 234239783
This series explores how parents and caregivers can better support the social and emotional development of young children and addresses separation anxiety.
- Attachment Relationships: Nurturing Healthy Bonds
WS 105.5 .F2 .A883 2010 611597251
Learning Seed, 2010
This video follows the process of a child forming healthy attachments from birth to age 2.
- Preschoolers: Social & Emotional Development
23 minute DVD videodisc
WS 105 .P928s 2008 181641764
Magna Systems, 2008. Closed-captioned.
This program shows how preschoolers learn to play cooperatively, make friends and express emotions.
- To Be a Father
29 minute; DVD (I am your child video series). Host Ray Romano.
HQ 756 .T627d 2005 63117884
Parents Action for Children; 2005 Closed captioned.
This video provides information on how fathering begins even before birth, how dads can connect with their children right from the start, what fathers can do to foster a close relationships with their children even when they live miles apart and how fathers can overcome the challenges of parenting under special circumstances, like separation and divorce.
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us
for more information.
- Early Childhood Today, 19(3), 33-35
Development: Ages & Stages—Helping Children Manage Fears
Carla Poole, Susan A. Miller, & Ellen Booth Church. (2004)
This article presents ways that parents can help children at different ages and stages to manage their fears, including separation.
- Young Children, 58(1), 88-94
Peekaboo Power: To Ease Separation and Build Secure Relationships
Joanne M. Szamreta. (2003)
This article describes how peekaboo games can be used with toddlers and in play-group settings to support development and autonomy.
- Young Children, 61(1), 14-20
Easing the Separation Process for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Nancy Balaban. (2006)
This article provides an overview of attachment theory and how it relates to separation anxiety, bonding, and development.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.