What a child needs most from their parents or caregivers?
Of course children need and want many things but essentially they need to know three things from us:

  • That they are loved, we do this by giving them positive attention
  • That we believe they can do it: we do this by complimenting them and encouraging them when they try or succeed at anything they are working on
  • That we will be there for them if they fail: we do this by offering them a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on if they don't succeed and by letting them know that our love for them will always be there, whether they succeed or not; in other words, our love for them is unconditional.