Are you a soon-to- be dad or a dad with a young baby? Are you a mom with a baby on the way, young child, or family support worker who wants to support dads? If so, then you may enjoy this week’s Facts for Fathers, Daddy, I Need You. It’s about the importance of dad’s care and interaction to supporting child brain development and how dads can build strong bonds with their young children.
Just about everything you could ever want to accomplish as a parent is tied to the relationship you have with your child. Whether you want to encourage good behaviour and judgement, teach skills or pass on good values, you won’t get far if you and your child don’t feel a sense of connection.
We all learn from our mistakes. Every situation is an opportunity for growth. Obviously there are certain mistakes you want to protect your kids from, such as playing on a busy road or sticking their hand on a hot burner. But in other situations, they’ll learn more if left to discover the consequences themselves.