The healthy influence of a positive upbringing lays the foundation for a child to become a healthy adult.
The patterns set down in childhood shape ones adult life which is why the way we bring a child up is so important.
In the first phase of childhood (ages 1-7) the foundation for trust is laid. False steps at this point can later lead to self-seeking, lethargy, compulsiveness and existential anxiety.
One of the most important things at this point in development is for the child to feel unconditionally accepted by its parent.
A child who feels loved, cared for, and protected by its parents will develop a healthy sense of trust that will last for life.
“The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.”
-Bruce D. Perry