The Trust Equation *

* * * * Week-long blog-fest continues with this — one of my favorite posts to date — again in celebration and preparation for the kick-off of Parenting on the Same Team (section 1) beginning April 8. If you haven’t yet, then (after you read the post, of course) come on over and check out the e-course, there’s still a couple spots left! * * * *

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Today, I wanted to present you with a simple parenting algebra equation to derive trust. It says that the trust our kids feel in us is directly proportional to the product of three variables: a) our trust in ourselves as parents; b) our trust in our children and their naturally unfolding processes of development; and c) our apparent trustworthiness. When combined, these three variables equal a reciprocally trusting parent-child relationship every time. But let’s check the math so you may see what I mean…

The self-trust variable is perhaps the most difficult to quantify, as it is a sneaky, squirrelly, randomly reactive, fluctuation — at best. It also happens to be the most important variable of the set, because it informs the values of the others. Put more plainly, if you don’t trust yourself in this equation, then neither will your kids. It really is that simple. But let me…

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About Nathan M McTague, CPCC, CPDPE

I am a full-time parent of three, Writer, Life Coach, Lecturer, Parenting Mentor, and Shamanic Practitioner. In all of the above, I am seeking to assist my fellow humans in their processes of claiming and unleashing their highest potentials.
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