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What is Positive Parenting?
Parenting is a full-time job, full of joys, trials, challenges, and triumphs. There is no doubt that parenting can be rewarding and exhausting all at the same time. No parent is perfect.
Parent-child relationships have a powerful effect on a child’s emotional well-being, basic coping and problem-solving abilities, and future capacity for relationships.2,3,4
Through sensitive, responsive, and predictable care, young children develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
Good parents take their parenting roles seriously, and are empowered to learn and develop their positive parenting skills. They accept responsibility for the total healthy development of their child and act as a positive role model. They mentor and guide their child through childhood to a successful adulthood.
Together, we can create more harmony within ourselves, our families---and the world.
A High-Quality Parent-Child Relationship is Critical For Healthy Development
Parents and Caregivers Are Essential to Children’s Healthy Development.1
- Parents and caretakers make sure children are healthy and safe, equip them with the skills and resources to succeed as adults, and transmit basic cultural values to them.
- Parents and caretakers offer their children love, acceptance, appreciation, encouragement, and guidance.
- Parents and caretakers provide the most intimate context for the nurturing and protection of children as they develop their personalities and identities and also as they mature physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially.
If there is harmony in the house, there will be harmony in the nation; if there is harmony in the nation, there will be peace in the world. – Chinese Proverb
Positive Parenting is the Real Solution
What happens to kids during childhood shapes who they become as adults.
Kids learn what they live, and live what they learn. Mentoring and guiding children prepares them for success.
Positive parenting is the solution to raising happy, healthy and productive adults.
Children who are nurtured and supported throughout childhood are more likely to thrive and live to their fullest potential.
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