This web site shares five key parenting behaviors you can use to build a strong, trusting and positive relationship with your child: Nurturing; Protecting your child; Guiding Your Child; Communicating; and Supporting Your Child’s Curiosity and Learning.
As your child grows, each behavior will look and sound different over time. For example: Communicating. How you talk softly while cuddling a newborn in your arms is very different from how you sit and chat with your four year old as you enjoy a sandwich together. And the behaviors will look somewhat different for each family, because both you and your child are unique individuals.
We will look at the behaviors one-by-one below and throughout this Guide so that you can focus on each. However, in the end, they are woven together to create a parent who nurtures a child, protects the child from harm, guides the child’s behavior, communicates warmly and supports learning.