Thursday, August 16, 2012

Parents are the Experts! Ways to Build Assets with Babies and Toddlers

It is never to early build assets!
Check out these great ideas that were generated at a Developmental Assets session held at the Martensville Baby Babble group.  The moms there had some great can you build assets with your baby/toddler?

-have guidelines and patterns, a routine
-be tolerant
-be an example
-learning practical skills
-intergenerational interaction - go visit Grandma and Grandpa!
-be consistent!
-talking about what you are doing with your baby
-praise for their efforts
-admit when you are wrong
-have big family gatherings
-feel good about yourself
-getting involved in groups
-trying new things/experiences
-giving choices...A or B
-create a Book of Faces (pictures of family members, especially those who live far away)
-saying I Love You

Contact Sydney Bell if you would like to have a workshop or presentation on Developmental Assets in your community.  Sponsored by KidsFirst Saskatoon
ph: 655-5385

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