Today’s positives in the world are yesteryear’s ideals.
Fifty percent of the population growing up with attachment problems that can lead to neediness, dependency on others, low self esteem, anxiety, attachment depression and uncaring is a seriously sad statistic, and in order to change this we have to understand infants and children better. Aside from the financial drain this has on governments and healthcare organisations (fifty million prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2012 in the UK and in the USA one in ten Americans takes antidepressants ) the impact on family life is not good – just look around you to see the effects.
Given what we now know about what happens inside an infant’s and child’s mind thanks to neuroscience and biology we can change their life for the better if parents, teachers, nurses, pediatricians, GPs etc were better informed about some of the simple approaches that researchers have uncovered.
Despite this most parents aren’t the slightest bit interested in doing anything about improving this situation and one has to wonder why.
Perhaps it has to do with:
- Many parents operate from the idea that parenting comes naturally and in many cases, are unaware of whatever harm they might be doing. Education, based on simple understanding of a child’s developing brain, can solve this. More importantly understanding the underlying reasons of our own issues helps us on the road to more happiness.
- Many parents are hurting inside yet don’t even know it – their hurtful spontaneous reactions towards their infants or children reveal their own hurts. Dealing with this will take a little longer, but can usually be helped through psychotherapy.
Education is the first step to breaking this cycle.
What we are doing at Whatmakesyoutick is helping parents to be proactive in their parenting approach by changing the way they think of themselves for the betterment of those around them.
The more you understand yourself the greater the positive effects you will spread to those around you.
We are unique in that our intention is to be proactive, to not have to ‘fix’ the child later in life. (There are many other parenting websites who specialize in this ‘fixing’.)