How to raise children who feel loved and connected

Aug. 4, 2003

Parenting is different for everyone and often challenging. Despite all a parent does — making their child feel heard, loved and cared for — it’s common for parents and children to become disconnected.

Several steps can restore harmony in the relationship, says Dr. Lauren Josephs, a social/behavioral scientist and Embrace Families board member.

Through her 20-plus years as a licensed psychotherapist, she has gained expertise in women and children’s mental health. A strong parent-child relationship, she says, can serve as “building-blocks” for a child’s development.

In an interview with Authority Magazine, Josephs dives deeper into the factors contributing to a child becoming distant and feeling unloved and the ways parents can form and maintain strong bonds with their children. LEARN MORE