(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Bonding: The process that a child goes through in developing lasting emotional ties with it's immediate caregivers, which is seen as the first and most significant developmental task of a human being, and is central to that person's ability to relate properly to others throughout its life.
Attachment: Biology, Evolution and Environment
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#22 Healing Food Addiction with Inner Bonding
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Bonding | Kim Possible | Disney Video
While on a mission at Professor Dementor's lair Ron accidentally picks up a "bondo-ball" which activates the next day and causes Kim and her rival Bonnie to literally become joined at the hip.
What is AmichienŽ Bonding? | Jan Fennell the Dog Listener
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