a secondary and complementary place in the child’s life

El10

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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?
 
  • 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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