Imagine if everyone had a healthy upbringing.  I believe that these benefits are things that we all crave and deserve.  A world in which people are less stressed, have higher self esteem and better behavior, are healthy, smart and caring…what a wonderful world that would be!  There would be less stress on our healthcare system, fewer interpersonal fights, and more productive citizens.

So how do we make this work?  Attachment theory suggest that we LISTEN to one another, we REFLECT back what the other says, and VALIDATE one another’s opinions.  This is crucial with babies; however is applicable in all relationships in our lives.  Take time to put your phone down, make eye contact, and listen to each other…