Parents everywhere may be aware of or even discover how much their children are instinctively willing to trust them. First to be with them, and soon enough, to extend their boundaries of exploration so they can learn. Indeed, to maximise and optimise their learning by gently encouraging incremental risk-taking behaviour with the infant knowing and trusting that safety is the nearby and available parent.
So it is in loving families. Where parents sacrifice their own goals, their time, their sleep, their personal aspirations and pursuit of financial wealth, to be there for their children’s well-being.
Trust is the foundation of positive and sustainable relationships, with relationships being one of the primary pillars of wellbeing. Nurture trust and joy and wellbeing will be your bounty.