Signposts to increase your child’s trust of others
by Dr Jo Walker
You may be concerned that your child has an unduly low trust in other people’s ideas, thoughts, feelings and opinions. A healthy trust of others’ enables children to develop mutual friendships, judgement about when to ask for help and the ability to collaborate.
Children who develop a fixed bias towards low trust of others can have increased risks: they can become dismissive of other’s contribution and feedback. They may be overly self-reliant dismissing or hiding weakness and vulnerability making it hard to help them. They can be inflexible and controlling in relationships.
So how can you signpost your children to increase their trust of other people?
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