The "goal" of reproducing (i.e. how genes work), is not to reproduce 1x, but to reproduce over and over.
Thus, parents aren't mainly teaching children to stay alive but moreso how to keep reproducing aka *how to be a parent*
Children are "suicide machines", i.e. they don't know a thing about not hurting themselves...they learn what is MEGA-DANGER from parents...
It can (and very much is) done with emotions and thoughts as well.
(Think what would have happened to a child who caused discomfort for his parents when there was much less food and much more danger around...death.)
Do emotions that we're afraid to deal with/process cause problems?
This cycle is passed down from generation to generation.
You're either continuing it or you can work on breaking it.
(Strong conditioning, hard work, but worth it.)
Besides the obvious ability to better control our brains, anytime I talk about thus subject, people get pissed at me. They know parenting is extremely high stakes. Catch flak, over target...
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If you disagree with what I'm saying, please feel free to send me a DM with a couple times that work to discuss the matter for a podcast.