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.
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.