Ideal Parent Child Relationship

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People communicate through various of ways. Some express themselves through gestures, others with words. When communicating with others, these interactions help create experiences and build relationships which mold people into who they are today. Typically, a child’s first interaction and relationship is with their parent. As the first responsible figure in the youth’s life, parents influence their child’s growth the most and, by extension, become the initial model of what a person should be. However, the lack of one does not prevent the individual from growing into a functional part of society. Therefore, parental involvement is not necessary to a child’s development, but their actions may heavily affect their aspirations and mentalities.…show more content…
The bond between a parent and child is unique. There is no definite way to define what is an ideal parent-child relationship. For example, some teens treat their parents as if they were friends while others may interact with their parents in a more distant yet respectful manner. When parents communicate with their children with open ended questions, it allows for the youth to create a stronger and a more forgiving relationship with their parents from an early age (Menashe & Atzaba-Poira, 2016). Therefore, for a child to build a healthy relationship with their parents, the parents must be actively in their child’s life. However, due to either death or necessity, there are moments when the parent can rarely spend time with their children. With the parents being too busy to talk or play, the child may grow up in a state of isolation. This may inhibit their ability to connect with others since they lack the experience in connecting or socializing with those close to them. The child may still grow normally without their parents, but there is a chance they failed to learn a lesson in their…show more content…
Parents are typically the first to discipline a child and are supposed to help them grow into a better version of themselves. As the first reference, the parent also passes down their values and morals. There are also instances when a child will grow and decide that is not the right path for them. For example, since I was young, I thought of my mom as a hard-working woman. She raised us as my father disappeared to earn our living. Through her I learned the importance of honesty and of family. However, as I grew older I noticed that her traditional views on sexualities and identities were quite toxic. Her actions and thoughts made me realize that I do not have to be exactly like her but learn from her faults and grow accordingly. Their growth is a part of the child’s growth, whether if they notice it or not. There are various aspects to the relationship between a child and their parent. Some that can be remembered fondly and some that are better left forgotten. People may not always need be around those they call mother and fathers but the experiences they share has helped in preparing them for the future and growing an identity to follow. Parents are not to define who a child can be but aid in their paths of self-discovery and help them learn how to become
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