Maturity and Growth, Part 1

How many of us, as parents, really stop to think about setting up an optimal family environment in which our teens can grow and mature? I strongly believe that most parents pass along our own heritage to our kids: We do what our parents did. I know I did. We often justify this by saying something like, “Well, I turned out OK, so I must be right.”

Notice I asked that we consider “optimal”, and not “good enough”. I hope I have piqued your interest. Ready to explore? Follow the link to download and read part 1, but please come back, sign up to comment, and let’s get into it! ┬áDave

“Maturity and Growth” Part 1

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  1. SG says:

    I loved this article. It’s hasty for parents to simply stop at “well I turned out OK” when it comes to contemplating their parenting methods.Is the idea of children/people growing up to become and feel self-actualized (a la Maslow) even considered by most parents? What a tragedy it would be to go through life never reaching that level of being. Curious to read Part 2…

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