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Describe Avoidant and Ambivalent Attachment Parenting Styles

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Describe Avoidant and Ambivalent Attachment parenting styles.

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Ambivalent parenting can make children insecurely attached and confused as to the level of trust they can have for the care giver parent who practices ambivalent parenting.
At times, the ambivalently attached parent will treat the child being kind and on other times, s/he will be detached and/or ...

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Short essay answer - attachment theory, issues of parenting styles are briefly highlighted in terms of children
's personality growth and development.

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