Positive parenting supports the secure attachment between a parent/carer and a child, helping build resilience and encourage healthy development. Positive parenting also supports brain development.

 

Positive parenting is about the parent/carer being a good role model to a child. Children learn by watching, and will behave as you behave and interact with people.

 

Playing with your child is important; try playing a game, have a puppet show, engage in pretend play or read a story together. Allow your child to interact with other children, you could visit a park or a children centre.

 

The health visiting service uses the Solihull approach in supporting parenting, the following link provides further information. http://www.solihullapproachparenting.com/

 

For more information on ‘positive parenting’ please read through the NSPCC Encouraging Better Behaviour booklet.