Family and Relationships: Raising Well-Connected Kids

Some call it “prosocial connectedness,” but it’s more simply understood as the ability to bond with and show active concern for one another. How can parents help their children develop this critical skill?

In short, social connections are important because they are fundamental to humanity’s entire political, social and economic structure. Just as a healthy brain is made up of neurons that communicate and become linked to form a complex, efficient system, so a healthy society is made up of individual “brains” that communicate with many others, becoming linked in complex social systems.


In short, social connections are important

because they are fundamental to

humanity’s entire political, social

and economic structure.