The program Parenthood and Early Development gives us a thorough comprehension of the importance of the early period, that is, the first years of life, as well as the parenthood conditions necessary for the formation of a “well balanced” personality. Further, the program affirms very clearly positive results for an adult who experienced a quality supporting relationship with their caretakers, as also an inadequate relationship and hurting experiences with their negative consequences onto a person’s functioning later in life.
The power of the program lies in the fact that what we talk about, one starts to recognize as a personal story, “the intimate truth” that starts to form itself during lectures and experiential workshops, and with the force of a personal undisputable inner experience (especially during experiential workshops) works out in a way that finally we begin to look into ourselves, the roots of the sorrow, pain, loneliness, shame, perfectionism, competitiveness, insensitiveness, arrogance, lack of affection for others…, or a huge neediness of others. A period in life when all these knowledge becomes of indescribable value is when one becomes a parent, because than one gains the power to give to a child the most important thing, and that is a quality parenthood which shall determine a child’s own perception, level of emotional maturity, unconscious perception of its surroundings and the world in general, how it handles and functions in relationships, will it be a happy person or the one inclining to negativism and depression, inclining to sickness, or the one with stable health status…. And finally even to the point where it shall determine how long one lives.
Exactly this is why the subject of the early development is brought into the context of pre-school children parenting because that’s where the greatest results are achieved. A parent begins to comprehend and to change its own personal issues that would become an imminent source of harming a child and its whole life pattern. That way a child gets a parent who fully understands the results, and perceives the importance of the early development throughout its own experience, creating a necessary relationship that a child needs in all its formational stages.