Most parents share a common goal – to provide their children with a happy and fulfilling childhood that sets them up for life as a successful adult. Growing up and gaining independence is obviously not a simple process, rather a complex journey with layers of learning and experience. As parents tasked with raising the next generation, it can all seem a bit daunting! And fair enough – with privilege comes responsibility. But we needn’t be overwhelmed. The key foundation for this wonderful journey of discovery is quite simple – it’s relationship.
Research tells us it’s our children’s early relationships in life that form their view of themselves as adults. In other words, our kids are constantly making sense of themselves based on our interactions with them. The tone and theme of those interactions play a vital role in shaping how our children see themselves, and how they consider their place in the world.