Your bond with your baby will affect him as a teen

February 23, 2015 4:53 PM

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Your bond with your baby will affect him as a teen

The bond a baby forges with his or her parents may have big implications for the child's mental health as a teenager, a study finds. Researchers evaluated children's behavior starting at the age of four months, watching how they reacted to seeing their mothers after a period apart, PsychCentral reports.

Those who happily greeted their parents before venturing off to explore were deemed to have secure bonds; those who stayed away or seemed upset were seen as having insecure bonds.

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