The difference between being a Professional Parent, and a Mommy or Daddy.
How Professional Parenting is good on the technique, but is lost on kids without relationship.
Corrie (my wife) and my struggle on this.
I was thinking today about some of the families that I had worked with that were good people. They loved their kids dearly, but still had struggles, issues, and conflicts with these kids regularly.
The featured picture today is a study originally conducted by a psychologist named Harlow. Harlow created 2 surrogate "mothers made from wire mesh. They found that baby monkeys would go to the one that was wrapped with soft fur and given a face, even over the one that had milk bottles attached with warm milk.
Humans are not different. Kids desire to have a connection with a warm and caring adult, even over their physical needs.
I've had parents in my office that have taken every training they know, practiced every parenting and discipline technique in the book with no success and they've all wondered why? There really is a magic-sauce that is needed for parenting to work spot on and we discuss that secret gem today.