There is no more important thing that you can do for your child than to be there for him. Meet his needs. When we think of meeting a child’s needs, feeding, clothing, sheltering, and raising come to mind, but did you realize that being there emotionally for your child is just as important? Without your emotionally being there, a child will suffer not only throughout his childhood, but for his entire life. There’s no replacing being there for your child to meet not only his physical needs, but his emotional needs, as well, as the video below relates.