Now's the Time: Parenting
Do you have a child younger than three years old? This video shares positive parenting tips to support your baby’s healthy development.
Yes, your baby is born with a genetic blueprint, but his life experience also has a strong effect on how he develops and learns. The first three years of life shapes the architecture of the brain, creating patterns that are lifelong. Parenting through communication, play and sharing everyday experiences supports healthy brain development in your child.
Positive parenting means tuning into your baby’s individual needs. Pay close attention to her sounds, facial expressions, and gestures, and respond sensitively. She will know her feelings are recognized and important, and will feel secure. You are fostering her self-esteem, which then forms a basis for other essential life skills like problem-solving, communication, self-control, and relationship building.
Connecting, engaging and responding thoughtfully to your child can provide the strong foundation he needs for healthy growth and wellness. Positive parenting leads your baby to not only survive, but thrive.