While we can learn better ways to raise our children we will respond negatively to them if our emotions have taken over. Depressed or stressed out moms will not be attuned to their infants and stressed dads will definitely not be able to respond in ways that will allow bonding. These issues can be dealt with in therapy – in particular, a therapy model called Lifespan Integration which Colin offers – which will ultimately create better parenting and happier, more together children (and happier parents!)
Simply, our infants may ‘absorb’ our traits. Do we want them to be like us with our perhaps not so good points and issues, or can we do something different that will give them the edge in life?
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