Our personality traits come in opposites. We think of ourselves as optimistic or pessimisic, independent or dependent, emotional or unemotional, adventurous or cautious, leader or follower, aggressive or passive. Many of these are inborn temperament traits, but other characteristics, such as feeling either competent or inferior, appear to be learned, based on the challenges and support we receive in growing up.
Arlene F. Harder, MA, MFT
Parents with mild to moderate levels of stress can use a variety of coping strategies. These strategies are common sense approaches, but they may also require the assistance of a mental health professional to help the individual develop necessary skills...
Michael L. Bloomquist
Research in the field of child development has demonstrated that a child's security of attachment to parents is very strongly connected to the parent's understanding of their own early-life experiences. Scientific studies show that it is not what happened to you that matters most in determining how you raise your children; instead, it is how you have come to make sense of your early life experiences that is the most robust predictor of how your children will become attached to you....
Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
The Goals of Misbehavior
The Goals of Positive Behavior