As a parent there is a laundry list of skills I want to teach my child and future children. How to read, how to write, tie their shoe laces, share, etc. but having a discussion with a close girlfriend of mine made me think more into this especially after having my son Maximus.
My girlfriend is a social worker and she works with children from toddlers to adolescents and has seen some crazy and very sad situations over the years. But the one thing she said that has surprised me (and her) is “There is no rhyme or reason to the children I have come into contact with. I have seen poor children all the way to rich children with or without loving homes and some still end up in trouble or with issues.” I think most people (I should never generalize I know) would think “Of course someone from a broken family or a poverty-stricken area will have more problems!” but talking to my girlfriend some of the children she’s seen are from “upstanding” well-off families as well.