- Nicole Kotila
- Houghton, MI
- United States
If parents showed more of themselves, would kids develop better, healthier coping skills?
I have been trying to determine a cause to why so many children, teens and young adults take to self-injury, drugs, sex, or eating disorders.
I believe that if their parents opened up more about their struggles, and their ways to deal with the stress of life, their children would be better equipped to find safer ways to cope with life.
So, if you are a parent, do you think that letting your children see you as less than perfect is something you could do? Knowing that by watching you struggle and fight to be better, that they would be better for it?
And kids, do you think that some of our coping skills are learned from our parents? If things changed, do you think it would help us?