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Hey, caring about your child's inner world leads to emotional health. Who knew?!
on December 2, 2016
This is the first guide for parents I have read from Dan Hughes. I love it. Although I have read about three of his clinician focused books, this one seemed to lead to the greatest click of his methods. Because it deals with everyday parenting and not just children with severe attachment experience.
It makes me feel that I can have children, as the excellent transcripts of different ages, from very young to teenage, give you a sense of how to interact during those difficult moments where most parents either don't know how to respond or force behavioral compliance at the expense of a child's/teen's inner world, and thus mucking it all up and wondering why one's kid is this way.
And it's not at all about being too nice and nurturing and giving in. It's about giving a flying F that one's child/teen has an inner world of feelings, hopes, dreams, and personal meanings.
I wish my parents had the slightest inkling of these ways of interacting. I may not have struggled with an anxious attachment style for my life.