a secondary and complementary place in the child’s life

Discussion in 'English Only' started by El10, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. El10

    El10 Senior Member

    Spanish-Colombia
    The figure of the first caregiver, usually the mother, is very important since the type of relationship established between this and the child will be a determining factor for the attachment style that will be developed. However, other significant figures, such as the father and siblings, can occupy a secondary and complementary place in the child’s life, which makes it possible to establish a hierarchy of the attachment figures.

    are the phrases in bold idiomatic in this context?
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    In the context of this sort of language, they seem fine. You haven't given us the source, however.
     
  3. El10

    El10 Senior Member

    Spanish-Colombia
    Thank you very much. As for the source, I don't know it either. I was just helping my niece translate something.
     

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