Why did I love this book?
The type of attachment people form with their dogs, parents, friends, etc. will impact the relationship in a profound way. I vividly remember as a young person how my friends would influence the way I would dress, talk, feel, and so behave. The authors of the book describe this phenomenon as ‘pier attachment’ where children nowadays tend to look to their peers for guidance more so than their parents. This is a remarkable force that affects every child as they seek acceptance and direction from one another, which in turn can build their self-esteem or destroy it. The book Hold on to Your Kids, explains how this attachment has come about, and what as parents, we can do about it.