While a girl could get me to put in more effort by withdrawing a bit, I am ultimately not looking for a relationship and my effort is only going to go so far. I’ve been successfully manipulated into relationships too.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is to create a nurturing environment where your children feel like they can thrive and develop into confident, independent, and caring adults. The baby is doing real good, winning prizes at school every year.
If you want to know how to be a good parent, see Step 1 to be on your way. They are independent, take responsibility and are very mature for their ages.
Today's essay concerns the important contribution of the Family Systems school.
Family Systems practitioners are the ecologists in my scheme for describing the various schools (Philosophers, Engineers, Ecologists and Gnostics: Four Approaches to Psychotherapy).
Walls, fences and cell membranes are examples of physical boundaries.