One of my counseling classes has me reading the book "Why you do the things you do: The secret to healthy relationships." It delves into the four different attachment theories and makes the point that our relationship with our parents (caregivers) sets us up for how our relationships will all work in the future. It is a wonderful book for anyone to read and it gives so much insight into why we all react the way we do to certain situations. Also makes me a little terrified but very conscious of raising secure kids! Anyway there's a quote in there from Mother Teresa and I love it so I just wanted to post it here. She says : "The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for, and deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love."
I just love that because it is so true. We as parents can do a lot unknowing that can cause our children to feel unloved and insecure. It's good to read up on it and make me aware of it as well.