a legitimate relationship between children and parents

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PeachYoghurt

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi all! My friend wrote a sentence like this: How to establish a legitimate relationship between children and parents?
I'm not sure whether "legitimate" sounds natural here. My friend wanted to say "a healthy/proper relationship"
What do you think?
 
  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    If you want to describe a healthy/proper relationship, then those are the exact words to use. Every other choice probably falls short.

    How to establish a legitimate healthy relationship between children and parents? (This would be my preferred choice.)

    How to establish a legitimate proper relationship between children and parents?

    (Apparently Woody Allen would have benefited from such a discussion.)
     
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