The Structure-Bonding-Connecting Parenting Model separates bonding from connecting with a child’s thoughts. The Structure involves parents influencing children and Bonding is shared between the parent and child and Connecting * is when a child’s thoughts flow from the child to the parent.
*Connecting requires the trust of the child that the parent will listen patiently and non-judgmentally.
Watch the videos and see how a) dad connects with his daughter
b) Nathan talks about how he overcame his fear, and
c) dad connects/bonds with his young son.
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