Saturday, July 17, 2021
The importance of unconditional love in parenting
In parenting, one of the hardest things I see for parents, is to ensure that their children not to only have unconditional love, but to perceive unconditional love.
This enables the children to have the emotional connection and security to learn, grow, and have healthier relationships with less fight, flight, or freeze responses.
As parents, it’s so easy to inadvertently give our children the wrong impression that they are only loved if they achieve, look good, be a certain way, or conform in a certain way.
Unconditional love doesn’t mean that they can do whatever they like.
In actual fact, unconditional love allows one to be much more assertive and effective in boundary setting, without the cost of a relationship breakdown.