How can we promote the social and emotional wellness of babies and toddlers? Even our very first experiences as babies and toddlers can have a lifelong impact on our social and emotional health.
How the adults in our lives treat us and care for us demonstrates how we are valued, and provides the backbone of our self esteem.
How can we can provide a positive foundation for our children’s social and emotional lives from the very beginning?
- Interact in a caring and sensitive way with your child during everyday activities.
- Be responsive to your child’s needs.
- Provide stability and consistency to help them feel secure.
- Allow room for making mistakes. It’s a part of life and an opportunity for learning.
The foundations for social and emotional wellness are built early in life. A supportive and loving environment can greatly affect our developing brains and foster good mental health that can have lasting impact.