Pathways to Wellness

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Building caring relationships

Building a close, loving relationship with your children is the most important thing you can do to support their resilience.  Why?  Children do best when they feel loved, understood and accepted, and are protected from harm.  Feeling wanted and loved helps us get through the hard times in life.

Children feel safe and secure through a close attachment with at least one caring person.  They learn that their needs will be met.  This gives them the confidence to explore their world.

Caring relationships provide accepting places where children can learn how to control their

  • bodies
  • feelings
  • attention
  • thoughts
  • behaviour

Everyday positive interactions with parents teach children how to have caring relationships with other people in their lives.  And it makes it easier for them to reach out to others when they need help.

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