And baby makes four: predictors of attachment security among preschool-age firstborns during the transition to siblinghood.

@article{Teti1996AndBM,
  title={And baby makes four: predictors of attachment security among preschool-age firstborns during the transition to siblinghood.},
  author={Douglas M. Teti and J W Sakin and Eduard Kucera and K M Corns and Rina D Eiden},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1996},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={579-96}
}
The present study examined preschool-age firstborns' adjustment to siblinghood, as indexed by security of firstborn-mother attachment, in a sample of 194 2-Parent families. Security of firstborn attachment decreased significantly after a secondborn's birth, but the size of the decrease was smaller among firstborns under 24 months relative to 2-5-year-olds. Mothers' marital harmony and affective involvement with firstborns predicted firstborn security before and after the baby's birth, whereas… CONTINUE READING

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