Today’s blog is about trust and honesty, simply put, they go together. If you have one, you may be the other. We should be able to trust and be trustworthy, in the same way we should be honest and trust others to be honest with us and that starts with our parents, with family.
Whatever spin we eventually put on our experiences we may go back to the same thought processes. But no matter the childhood, we need to consciously decide that if we are going to change history, we need to change ourselves.
Children trust, it’s the basis of their relationship with their parents, with their family. It is essential for their mental and emotional growth. Trust leads to a better childhood, to better adult relationships, better mental and emotional health, and increased empathy. When children trust they feel less anxious.
Honesty starts in childhood. Without trust there is little honesty. Children must be able to trust their parents. It’s an invisible thread, an unwritten bond that parents will put their child first. Trust is honesty, it is integrity, it is keeping your promise. It is letting your child know that no matter their needs, you will come through for them.
Trust is a component of honesty, it is the backbone to just about everything. In the eyes of a child, it’s being able to trust, to rely on what their parents say and to trust they will be honest.