Facilitating Intimate and Thoughtful Attention to Infants and Toddlers in Nursery

@inproceedings{Elfer2014FacilitatingIA,
  title={Facilitating Intimate and Thoughtful Attention to Infants and Toddlers in Nursery},
  author={Peter Elfer},
  year={2014}
}
Infants and toddlers have a well-known and distinctive power to stir up deep emotions in adult caregivers. This capacity and the attuned responsiveness of adults has been conceptualised in different ways: maternal reverie (Bion WR, Learning from experience. Heinemann/Basic Books, London/New York, 1962), attachment (Bowlby J, Attachment. Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1969), innate intersubjectivity (Trevarthen C, Aitken K, J Child Psychol Psychiatry Allied Discip 42(1):3–48, 2001) and reflective… CONTINUE READING