Worthiness is about love and belonging, and one of the best ways to show our children that our love for them is unconditional is to make sure they know they belong in our families.
I know that sounds strange, but it’s a very powerful and at times heart-wrenching issue for children. I defined belonging as the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us.
One of the biggest surprises in this research was learning that fitting in and belonging are not the same thing. In fact, fitting in is one of the greatest barriers to belonging. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”
Excerpt From: Brown, Brené. “Daring Greatly.”