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Parenting - Informative Purposes

Parents have an important job. Raising kids is both rewarding and challenging. You’re likely to get a lot of advice along the way, from doctors, family, friends, and even strangers. But every parent and child is unique. Being sensitive and responsive to your kids can help you build positive, healthy relationships together. Being a sensitive parent and responding to your kids cuts across all areas of parenting. What it means is recognizing what your child needs in the moment and providing that in an effective way.

This can be especially critical for infants and toddlers. Strong emotional bonds often develop through sensitive, responsive, and consistent parenting in the first years of life. For instance, holding your baby lovingly and responding to their cries helps build strong bonds. Strong emotional bonds help children learn how to manage their own feelings and behaviors and develop self confidence. They help create a safe base from which they can explore, learn, and relate to others.