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Parenting: From the Beginning

Role of the Parent

With the arrival of your first baby comes the creation of a new family structure, where you become a parent and the foundation for Baby's future. The role of a parent (whether you are your baby's biological or non-biological parent) is about commitment and valuing your child/ren by providing the best possible care that will promote growth and wellbeing right through the years of development.

Mother and Infant Kissing at Sunset

This begins with understanding how important you are to your baby: acknowledge that your precious baby is totally dependent on you for providing love and nourishment, and a safe and protective environment. Together you will develop a bond that will nurture Baby's sense of security and wellbeing.

Continue to progress through Parenting: From the Beginning to read more about parenting: becoming a mother, father, the challenges, and the practices that enhance babies' wellbeing and development.