Sleep disorders in early childhood: association with insecure maternal attachment.

  title={Sleep disorders in early childhood: association with insecure maternal attachment.},
  author={Diane Benoit and Charles H. Zeanah and Colette Boucher and K K Minde},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={31 1},
Psychological, family, and social characteristics relating to attachment relationships were measured in mothers of 20 sleep-disordered toddlers, comparing them with 21 mothers of toddlers without sleep problems. The groups were matched on measures of socioeconomic status, child and maternal age, maternal education, marital status, and family size. Results showed that 100% of mothers of sleep-disordered children were classified as insecure with respect to attachment, as assessed by the Adult… CONTINUE READING

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