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Parenting Skill: Nurturing

Parent Tips for nurturing your child:

Sometimes as a parent it’s hard to remember that the mistakes our children make are actually opportunities to educate and help them.

While we tend to get frustrated at those times, it is important to remember the benefits of being a nurturing parent which include enhanced brain development, better social skills, and increased self-esteem.

So, what does it mean to be a nurturing parent?

It means displaying love and warmth, especially when your child misbehaves. This doesn’t mean you should ignore the behavior. Instead, address the behavior in a manner which helps your child learn and grow, and do so in a caring way. Psychological studies have shown that this enhances brain development.

Being a nurturing parent also produces children who have a better understanding of empathy. Since they are raised in such an environment, they develop better social skills and more meaningful relationships with others.

Another way to be a nurturing parent is to participate in attachment-based activities with your child. Attachment is the bond children develop with their parents that is extremely influential in their overall self-esteem.

What I have found in raising my daughters is that they valued and learned more from the time I spent laughing and supporting them when they made mistakes over all lectures I gave them.

Thank you for your attention, and for trusting us to help your child grow and develop.

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