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Building attachment


There are several types of activities that parents can engage young people in to build attachment, the key categories include:

  1. The mother and young person working together
  2. Delight activities
  3. Games
  4. Mum co-regulating activity usage
  5. Physical touch

Activity ✏️

An example of an activity that can be used to build attachment is the bubble activity.

Bubble Activity Instructions:

Participants need to get into pairs/groups of 3

  • Get one canister of bubbles
  • One person blows a bubble…or lots of bubbles
  • The other people try to blow the bubbles back and forth with their breath
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