Simple Guide to Attachment Difficulties in Children: What They Are and How to Help


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What are attachment difficulties?

How do they affect children?

How can you help?

This book provides clear and concise answers to these important questions – and more. Much more than just a simple introduction to the subject of attachment, the book is also full of advice and practical ideas you can try. It tackles some challenging questions, such as ‘what is the difference between trauma and attachment?’, and explains how having an understanding of attachment is only part of the overall picture when it comes to caring for traumatized children. It is an essential read for any adult parenting or caring for a child who has experienced attachment difficulties.


  • 1. What is attachment?
  • 2. How does an attachment grow stronger?
  • 3. The brain science around attachment.
  • 4. The safe place and co-regulation.
  • 5. What is an unhealthy attachment style?
  • 6. Anxious, controlling or helicopter parenting.
  • 7. Attachment trauma.
  • 8. A healing adult relationship.
  • 9. Resilience, bad days and top tips!

Author Bio:

Betsy de Thierry is a mum of four brilliant boys, a practising psychotherapist and a qualified primary school teacher who has founded several charities that work directly with troubled families. She is CEO of BdT Ltd trauma training, consultancy and leadership, which supports professionals who work with traumatised children across the UK. Betsy is the Founding Director of the Trauma Recovery Centre and Director of the Institute of Recovery of Childhood Trauma