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Positive Guidance

Man watches child brush his teeth

Two children make sandwiches Positive guidance contributes to your child’s emotional wellness as they grow and learn! When caregivers and parents create predictable and consistent routines for their children, like preparing lunch together, eating meals together or reading books together, it helps children feel safe and secure. Routines also help build a strong social and emotional foundation for children.
An adult and child hold on to a marker together Positive Guidance contributes to your child’s emotional wellness as they grow and learn! When children experience the natural and logical consequences of their behaviour, it helps them to learn cause and effect and provides opportunities for parents to help their child to understand consequences.
Two adults and three children sit together and read In a child’s early years, they are beginning to learn how to express their feelings and emotions. Young children are watching how their caregivers talk, react and interact all the time. By watching you, they are learning by example.
Parent lifts child up to place sticker on poster Encouraging children by giving positive attention to good behaviour like when they are trying hard at a new skill can lead to positive self-esteem and confidence.
Parent high-fives child sitting in high chair Caregivers can positively guide children by modelling patience. Stopping and pausing and patiently allowing a child to try and learn to do something themselves, guides them to be independent, patient and self-aware.
Two adults play with lego on the floor with two children Problem solving together helps build confidence, creativity and reduces anxiety. It helps teach children that problem solving and fixing mistakes when they arise is a natural part of learning.

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