When the lines are first seen on the pregnancy test, nobody wishes to be a bad parent. They wish for something other than themselves– they wish the best for the child that they have created.
However, as we transition throughout pregnancy and/ or prepare to welcome a new child into the family, life can often become about the material things that a baby will need. We spend hours researching the best baby change mats and cover, and less time thinking about how our physical, mental and spiritual states can impact on our children.
To say that parent-child relationships are complicated is an understatement–with so many variables that can affect its course along the way. Those with mainly positive adult-child relationships are more likely to be able to be able to easily express warmth, care, patience and affection as th