Are parents important in creating the state of mind of those children as adults? Absolutely!
“According to Child Trends – the leading nonprofit research organization in the United States focused on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families – science supports the idea that warmth and affection expressed by parents to their children results in life-long positive outcomes for those children.”
That is me in front of my snow fort. My childhood in Minnesota!
Here is a link to the article from the Gottman Institute