Jen Hatmaker explains it well. Attachment Kids feel unworthy of just about everything. They believe they are bad to the core, and spend most of their lives trying to prove how bad they are. Our job is to love them anyway - really really hard to do. Especially hard to do on Special days.
Enjoy Jen's blog post about the Holidays and Attachment Kids.
Our attachment kiddo is trying to prove how she is "bad" by refusing to smile for the Christmas photos.
So silly ... as if this really makes her "bad" .... sorry sweetie, we love you anyway.