The conclusion of 43 attachment researchers in 2017 was that “…misapplications [of attachment] not only violate children’s and parents’ human rights, but in many cases, they may also represent discriminatory practice against minorities in need of our social and material support.” (Granqvist et al., 2017). 

When that many academics collaborate to say this, you might wonder if something is very wrong. It is – and it has been building for years:

“There are two discourses on attachment disorder. One is based on disciplined scientific enquiry which seeks to understand disturbances of attachment with careful reference to theory, international classifications and evidence&hel...

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