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What’s the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference to their child? The research is clear: be present, show up!
One of the very best predictors for how any child turns out is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, this might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson explain, showing up doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money, and it’s simple to do once you understand the four building blocks of a child’s healthy development: making them feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure.
Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologising for the times we don’t show up for them. Demonstrating that it’s never too late to correct mistakes and mend broken trust, this is a powerful guide to cultivating your child’s healthy emotional landscape.