The mental and emotional factors governing the parent-child relationship are fundamental for understanding the psychology of loving your child.
The mind is the processing software for both parent and child’s behavior. The mind is an invisible phenomenon that perceives, thinks, recognizes, experiences and reacts to the environment.
It requires a lot of thinking (mind) about the subject of loving your child before manifestation can take place. As a parent “thinket” in their heart so are they.
Your mind must be protected at all cost. Limit your sugar and caffeine intake. Reduce your stress level, exercise, drink plenty of water, detox often and get adequate sleep so as to increase the power of your mind for loving your child.
The emotional mind is a state of feeling. Emotions are impulses to act. Learning and practicing emotional intelligence allows parents the ability to self-direct impulsive behaviors in a loving direction.
The ability to distinguish between a loving thought and an unloving feeling toward your child is foundational for effective parenting. Emotions are different from thoughts. Emotions lead to actions.
It is the parent’s responsibility to self-direct and self-monitor their own emotions toward themselves and their child. Your emotions belong to you alone and no one has the power to make you feel anything (including your child).
Without intelligent self-direction and monitoring, emotions naturally lead to a habit of reactivity. Reacting to your child’s behavior reflect a parent’s inability to monitor their own behavior. Responding reflects a parent’s ability to process the thoughts about their child’s behavior with full understanding (visual mind) when applying the psychology of loving their child.