Growing up, trust wasn’t something I was afforded. The relationship if handled appropriately and correctly by a parent, will lay the foundations for that child, allowing them to develop their personality and overall behaviour.
Children need to have trust. Knowing that my mental and emotional wellbeing was being attended to around my disability would have been a start. Trust would have taken away the fear of the unknown, with all the symptoms and uncertainties that came with my disability.
But trust brings about certainty, it is a practice of faith. Trust is what we carry within ourselves. Building trust takes time, it’s the backbone, it’s a bond that parents and children can nurture. Trust helps us form healthy relationship attachments. It helps a child grow up to become a confident adult.
The relationship between a parent and child is one that nurtures the emotional, social and physical development of that child. With trust I would have lived with my disability, rather than just barely function.