Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 11Fathers and BondingTheme:fathers, bonding, parentingSummaryTranscript
Fathers can’t replace the mother. They don’ have the required body parts. Fathers being present at birth expands the bonded resonance the baby has experienced in the mother. The baby discovers that the bond, the safe place is expandable and variable if the father is in a safe emotional state. If the father is angry, resentful, hostile, the baby imprints that, fear, the expanded world is not safe and need defending against.