Children aren’t born with the proper sense of good behavior. Just like adults, mistakes are how they learn, so be sure to look at mistakes as opportunities for education versus punishment. Being a NURTURING parent is all about helping your child feel loved and secure, especially when they misbehave.
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 that helps your child learn and grow, and do so in a caring way. Studies have shown this to enhance brain development.
Not sure what this means, ask Ms Heidi
Being a NURTURING parent also produces children who have a deeper understanding of empathy. Since they are raised in such an environment, they learn how to have better social skills, which means 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 and is extremely influential in their overall self-esteem.
Ask Miss Heidi about attachment-based activities