In a Word (or two)… Be Consistent
My mom gave me one piece of advice concerning parenting when my older daughter, was born. “Be consistent. Say what you mean and deliver what you promise.”
Consistency builds confidence in relationships. Trust comes when we establish a history of saying what we mean and meaning what we say. It is not an easy task, but one we often look for in others.
Observe a young child at play and watch how they routinely do things. If they drop their cup and it’s picked up, they learn the game really quick. It’s fun to have someone’s undivided attention. Consistently in life equates to a secure feeling. It’s just plain comfortable. Consistency makes us feel safe.
People learn to trust when they experience people who do what they say.