It’s plain to us all that we carry our childhood with us throughout our adult lives. The traumas of childhood stay with us as we grow into adults. We treasure the happiness of our childhood days and try to replicate them for our own children. The skills we learn as children put us in good stead as adults. But if we do not acquire certain skills as children the absence of them can have adverse consequences on the grown up version of the person we become.
Life skills. Emotional skills. Coping skills. They all need to be taught. That’s part of our job as parents.
Head over to The Good Men Project to read more about why: You Carry Your Childhood With You into Adulthood.