空中英语教室：20110225 MP3在线课程 Good Parenting Skills Can Change the World
"I see patients in my counseling office who've never had true nurturing from anyone," says a psychologist we'll call Gerald. "They've never known the inner peace of feeling loved and cared for."
Gerald says that children under the age of six cannot receive too much love and attention. He adds that discipline is part of that package, but he emphasizes that small children really need this kind of devotion. "Small children who've been hugged, kissed and loved on will grow up to be mentally stable adults," says Gerald.
He goes on to say that hungering for parenting can, for example, get teenage girls into trouble.If the father figure isn't there, a teenage girl will look for love in all the wrong places, Geraldemphasizes.
"People in good marriages try hard to nurture each other," says Gerald. "But, if you're married to someone who never got tenderness and hugs, they don't feel comfortable giving that nurturing to you."
Adults who've lived with kindness and respect coming from their parents are the luckiest people on earth.