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New York Loves Safe Babies Information Kit

Tips For Being a Nurturing Parent:

Help your children feel loved and secure.

We can all take steps to improve our relationship with our children:

  • Make sure your children know you love them, even when they do something wrong.
  • Encourage your children
  • Praise their achievements and talents.
  • Spend time with your children
  • Do things together that you all enjoy.

Seek help if you need it.

Parenting is a challenging job. No one expects you to know how to do it all. If you think stress may be affecting the way you treat your child, or if you just want the extra support that all parents need at some point, try the following:

  • Talk to someone. Tell a friend, healthcare provider or a leader in your faith community about your concerns. Join a self-help group for parents.
  • Get Counseling. Individual or family counseling can help you learn healthy ways to communicate with each other.
  • Take a parenting class. Parenting classes can give you knowledge and skills for effective parenting.
  • Accept help. Accept offers of help from friends, family or neighbors and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
  • Helpful Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe (Publications)
  • Safe Sleep Video

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