As caregivers and parents, it is vital that we develop a healthy way to guide, nurture and support the children we love in their daily lives. Every human being has a biological need for connection with others.
“Often, early attachment and connection to caregivers and parents lays a foundation for children in how to build appropriate relationships in their own lives,” says Niki Grajewski, Clinical Manager for Family Services at Centerstone. “Children learn from the adults around them how to handle stress, solve problems and communicate with others.”
Providing a healthy, stable source for this vital learning and development is incredibly important for overall wellness and can also contribute to academic success.
Getting involved in the lives of children is the best way to make them feel supported. Showing an interest in the things they are doing in their lives goes a long way.
While parents and caregivers should be involved in their children’s lives, setting boundaries is important for their development as independent humans. “The level of caregiver involvement in a child’s educational experience will differ based on the needs of each individual child,” says Niki Grajewski.
Centerstone supports children through individual school-based and family counseling. If you know a child who needs extra support, give us a call at 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123).
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.