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When reviewing the New York Longitudinal Study (1977) of behavioral traits of infants, the effectiveness of caregiving behaviors for children with different temperaments showed the following:

(1) Rhythmicity – regularity of the baby’s biological functions, which includes such things as the sleeping and eating schedule.  When the baby is categorized as an easy child, the schedules are regular and make attachment between the child and primary caregiver (typically the mother), easier to achieve;

(2) Mood – when the predominant moods displayed by the infant or positive, as opposed to negative or neutral.  This can have a direct impact on attachment with the mother;

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