Sometimes it’s challenging to make a wise decision, for example, or to cope with disappointment or failure – I feel overwhelmed by bad feelings, I feel I can’t meet the challenges I face. Moreover, I’m an adult now and my brain is supposed to be ready to cope with my emotional upheavals. Children’s brains are not yet able to do this.
In order to become a healthy adult and develop the self-control necessary for social integration, a child must be able to safely experience independence, competence, playfulness, and spontaneity. Freedom to express one’s emotions, while being loved, cared for, touched, and trusted.