We live in a very busy world. There are usually many things competing for our time and attention. Our relationships with others are fundamental to who we are and who they are. Those of us who are parents can do lots of simple things to nurture their relationship with us (something that is fundamental to their healthy development) everyday…..like….looking at and listening to them when they talk to us or come to show us something they are doing; stopping to notice what they are doing and showing interest in it; joining in an activity with them for 10 minutes (a small amount of time everyday or several days a week they can enjoy with us will make a huge difference); encouraging them when they do the normal things we expect them too (our encouragement is so important!). Try it and see what a difference this will make.