My own personal belief is that a child does not have the option to choose not to visit a parent, but can only choose to not visit that parent. So, that means that he/she is not choosing not to visit that parent, he/she is choosing not to attend that parent’s presence.
The parents presence is the “I’m here” portion of our family. When we are in a relationship, the parents presence is the reason the relationship is “okay.” It is one of the few times that we can be alone with our kids and get them to talk about their day and then have them say whatever they want to say.
Sometimes this is a good thing, but when the parents presence is the only thing that gets them to talk to their kids about anything, it is not okay. So what’s the solution? If the parents presence is the only thing that gets the Im to talk to their kids about anything, then the Im is not truly present and they are not really communicating.
The solution is to be a part of their day and then have the kids talk to you about their day. Then you can hear their words, but you don’t have to listen.
In our study of 1,000 children we found that those that do not have a parent at home are more likely to be depressed (and that depression is an indicator of mental illness), which might help explain why so many children feel that they cannot trust adults. It’s important to stress that this is a complex issue and that its not an either/or choice.
Children are born into homes where parents are present but they do not always know what is going on. It is critical that families be open and honest on this issue. I am not saying every parent is a bad parent or has an evil bone in their body, but there are those who are. If youve ever had a bad day at work, or had an argument with your parents, you are likely to have a bad day at home.
Sometimes it’s a matter of degree. In most families, there are a few kids who are more or less well behaved and who are usually the only ones who should be around their parents. It is important for these children to be around their parents. They need to see and be seen, and they need to be close to their parents. They need to feel loved and to be cared for, and they need to be seen as a normal part of the family.
If you are in a family with many kids and don’t do a good job of supervising them, you may find yourself spending a lot of time alone at home. This may be partly because your behavior is not very good and partly because you don’t have strong discipline or structure at home. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Kids who are around their parents will often choose to live with them, or they will live with a babysitter or a nanny. But if you have a child who is not close to you, you need to be sure that you are not the reason why. This is especially important if you have a child who is a teenager or an adult on your own. You need to be sure that they feel like they are part of their parent’s family.
This is a big misconception. If you are not the parent or guardian of a child, you are not really there for that child. You are part of it, but you are not taking care of it. That child needs you as you are a part of them. A babysitter comes in a couple of times a week. They take care of that child, they take care of their needs, they take care of their interests, but that is all they are doing.