Not just children, but most of us scramble for data to support or justify our existence.
Typical of L.R. Knost, the above quote hits the nail square on the head; our behaviors are reflecting the affirmation or lack of affirmation we seem to be receiving from our conscious or unconscious, “do-I-matter inquires.”
The only cure for the insecurity tied to these inquiries?
Be aware that every human is seeking the same answers and, then, pursue all available avenues to say “Yes!” to them…and to ourselves.