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Author Details


Name: Dr Amber Elliott

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist and PAFCA Creator

Current place of work: The Child Psychology Service, Lichfield and PAFCA

Children who attention-seek, i.e. monopolise their primary caregivers’ time and who struggle to tolerate your attention being elsewhere, can be an extraordinary challenge. It is not uncommon for these compulsive behaviours and the reactions they elicit to damage relationships between child and carer. These behaviours are frequently, however, an expression of your child’s evolutionarily programmed need to know that you are there to protect and keep them safe.

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