Parenting Guide

Parenting Guide

Understanding How You See the World

Two Sets of Eyes

“One faces the future with one’s past.”


  • Did You Know You Have Two Sets of Eyes?

    As a parent, you see the world with two sets of eyes: the eyes of your childhood self and the eyes of your current self. At times, your childhood eyes are so powerful that they can interfere with what your adult eyes are seeing and experiencing with your child. Having your own child can bring…

  • Explore and Understand

    It may seem counterintuitive, but getting to know yourself a little better is also helpful to your child. Try thinking about the following questions: • How do you think your childhood experiences have influenced the person you are today? • Do you see any patterns of behavior that have been transmitted from generation to generation…

  • Resources for Further Reading

    Fonagy, P. (2001). Attachment theory and psychoanalysis. New York, NY: Other Press.

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