Sad state of affairs when it comes to children living in the United States – we come close to last when looking at our relationships. Quote from the New York Timeson this sad state of affairs:
“American children were in the bottom third when ranking their own level of “life satisfaction.” Our children were 28th out of 29 countries in ranking the quality of their relationships (the French were dead last). Only 56 percent of children in the United States find their classmates “kind and helpful,” 73 percent find it “easy to talk” to their mothers and 59 percent find it “easy to talk” to their fathers.”
If a child does not feel comfortable talking with a caregiver, how easy will it be for that child to express his or her feelings in an intimate relationship as an adult?