You and Your Child: Forming Attachments (page 2)
Children need to form secure attachments to parents and other caring adults. This begins in the earliest days of a child's life.
How to Help Children Do Well
- Provide a secure environment in which they feel loved and wanted
- Praise them regularly
- Be specific
- Be a good listener
- Take a break when anger flares
- Set clear, consistent boundaries and limits
- Adapt discipline to the needs of each child
- Do not expect more from your child than is reasonable
Note: You'll find these articles at different web sites. Use the "back" button when you're done to return to this page.
Born to Bond - Discusses the "powerful package of skills and preferences" babies have from birth that function as a magnet between them and adults and children around them. Babies respond to human interaction with attention, recognition, even imitation. Adults are enthralled by this responsiveness.
Assets, The Building Blocks of Life - If you thought your house or your car were the most important "assets" your family had, read this article to see how to provide the best "assets" your child will need.
Father's Care - Research on the importance of father's participation. Suggests ways dads can increase their involvement in the lives of children.
Copyright 2007 by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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