For Parents

You are your child’s first relationship.

Help build a secure base for your baby right from the start.

 

Watch.
Watch.

Take time to sit with your baby/toddler

Follow your child’s invitation to play

Remain engaged and emotionally available

Wonder.
Wonder.

Wonder what your baby/toddler might be experiencing and feeling when held, fed, changed, etc.

Wonder what feelings lie behind your baby/toddler’s behavior

Wonder about your own feelings in response to caring for your child

Respond.
Respond.

Encourage your baby’s interest in people and playthings

Use feeling words: happy, sad, upset, excited

Remain flexible, adaptive, curious, and balanced in response to your child

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