80 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Most current cross-cultural research in Child Development and Attachment theory in particular has focused on work done in the West. The work done on Africa is 'almost absurdly small' and even then, most of it has been written by Western scholars. This manuscript presents work from an indigenous African scholar bridging the gap in knowledge in this realm of developmental science. The author has sought to explore the appropriateness of attachment theory in a cultural context different from the one that research has mostly referred to. This work has sought to explore the phenomenon of parenting, with a focus on the existence and appropriateness of attachment and the secure-base phenomenon. The author also explores other core aspects of parenting like discipline and their relevance to the current socio-cultural milieu.