As children grow, they receive information about who they are and their purpose in the world. When children and teens feel good about themselves, their behaviour improves.
If children move through life and do not receive the message;
‘I am worthwhile and I belong here’, then where will they go to find that much needed feeling of personal power and significance?
Children and teens are very clever at making connections within their environment. With an innate desire to belong, they look within their immediate environment to find their place and learn about themselves.