ETR’s review of over 600 research studies concludes that
Parent Child Connectedness is…the “super-protective factor”
against adverse outcomes in adolescence…
the single strongest indicator that an adolescent will
reach adulthood without experiencing teen pregnancy or violence, becoming addicted to drugs or tobacco, or dropping out of high school.
A strong and secure connection between parent and child is the optimal formula for a child to flourish. You are the super-protective factor. These are your stories.