Connection, attachment, love.
When a child dances around and acts goofy in front of their parents, what is their need? Is it for attention? Or is it for connection, attachment?
What about when your child wants one more bedtime story or one more glass of water? What is their need? Is it to avoid sleep? Or is it to avoid being alone? To maintain the connection with their attachment figure?
What about when your child is whining and tugging at you while you are on the phone? What do they need in that moment? Connection, attachment, love.
Our most basic needs are much easier met when we are cradled in a feeling of security from being connected to the people in our lives.
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