Sometimes growth is small and hardly noticeable, but it is present. I believe it's possible in all beings. Celebrating the growth, no matter how small, is far more beneficial than focusing on the struggles. When this is realized we are not only more patient with those around us, but also with ourselves. If all beings can grow, then we can too.
I have many fabulous memories from my childhood. The family dinner table is definitely a space that many of those great memories started. The feelings of consistency, laughter, joy, grounding and love will last in my mind forever.