Children brought up in impoverished orphanages have a pattern of indiscriminate friendly behavior. Such children may have problems with socialization in the future since it will be difficult for them to separate good people from bad ones. A different situation may arise if the child forms an avoidant attachment style. It will be difficult for him with this type of attachment to open up to others; he will see adults as a threat. Thus, the experience of raising a child in an orphanage can cause atypical behavior in situations of social interaction.
Since these kinds of behavior threaten the child with danger, it is necessary to identify ways to help such children. Over time, due to various environmental and individual child factors, the level of indiscriminate friendliness may decrease (Schoemaker et al., 2020, p. 102). However, one cannot rely only on a natural problem solution; the most effective way will be to take a course in psychotherapy. Maladjusted attachment style can improve significantly throughout therapy (Sauer et al., 2020). Accordingly, one can expect significant changes in the case of children’s attachment levels.
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