Parenting is one of the hardest challenges in life. It’s a tough job that never ends and takes work to improve at every stage. But there’s nothing quite as rewarding as watching someone you love most become their greatest and happiest self.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the relationship between children and their parents is one of the most important relationships in their life, often lasting into adulthood and contributing to healthy development during adolescence. No relationship is perfect, but if you feel like your bond with your child is strained, there are steps you can take to cultivate a strong relationship.
We spoke with Dr. Casey Gamboni, a therapist and teaching and supervising faculty member at the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and consulted guides offered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Education, to understand how parents can foster a healthier, stronger relationship with their children.
Source: The Active Times