In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I am reading Dr. Neufeld’s book, Hold Onto Your Kids. In his book he compares a child’s need for secure attachment to his parents to a child’s physical need for food. If a child is not secure in the fact that food will be provided for him, and that in fact, more than enough food will be provided, he will be so preoccupied with food that he will not be able to move on from that point and grow. The same is true for love – a child needs enough and more than enough love and affection and security in order to grow out of that stage and into a more independent and mature person.
I was really touched by this video by Dr. Neufeld, which speaks a bit to the same point. I hope you’ll watch it – it is only 5 minutes long, but I’d suggest watching it at a time when you can give it your full attention.
Have a beautiful day! :)