Remember yesterday’s post where conscious parenting was described as being: “How beautiful. How natural. How simple.”
So simple that British psychotherapist Sue Gerhardt in Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain couldn’t be more correct when she writes, “Most of all, my research leads me to believe that, if the will and resources were available, the harm done to one generation need not be transmitted to the next: a damage child need not inevitably become a damaging parent.”
There is nothing inevitable about generation after generation of bad parenting, and the importance of breaking this cycle cannot be overestimated. In The Honeymoon Effect, I talked about how negative programming can undermine relationships and how profound an impact good parenting can make on our violence-torn planet!
Have you seen the positive impact of good parenting?