Loving may be instinctual, but skills are developed. Even before becoming a parent and throughout your journey, you can continually learn skills and gain insights. These empower relationships, support growth and development and create family well-being, even during difficult transitions.Along your journey, parenting education provides resources and guidance.
Nurturing RelationshipsSafe, stable and nurturing relationships are essential to children's healthy development throughout their life. 1
Parents are their children’s first teacher. From birth onward, parents communicating with their children and offering interesting environments for them to explore builds the architecture of children’s brains.2,3
Parenting education gives parents tools to help children explore and understand their world.
The parent role includes keeping children safe. 4,5,6
Providing For a Child's Physical Needs
Parents provide for their children’s physiological needs — including nutritious meals, good sleep habits, safe housing, suitable clothing, and opportunities for exercise.7,8
Talking with parenting educators and others often sparks ideas that support children’s well-being.