Traditionally, children’s development is healthiest with the support and presence of both parents. Similarly, emotional growth and development is fostered by positive parent-child relationships and interactions. These positive interactions are healthy for the parent as well as it is likely the relationship will remain positive when the child becomes an adult.
Developing a healthy and positive parent-child relationship is a life-long journey full of twists, turns, ups and downs. The key to this relationship is about the quality of time, rather than the quantity of time, spent together.