The social environment of the family a child is raised is pivotal to how a child develops. One important feature within the family environment is how parents respond to their child, especially for parents to adopt a stance of being more reflective with their child.
The relationship a child has with his or her parent is a training opportunity. With their parent, they can practice and experience what it’s like to be in a relationship, and this training prepares them for interacting with the world of people beyond their family. Teaching them about how other people work, through everyday interactions, will be one of the most important lessons of their life.
Read more in this great article from The Huffington Post: The Importance of Being a Reflective Parent | Sheila Redfern