The Roles of Dad and Mum

Baby is celebrating his first birthday When you are busy preparing your child’s first birthday party, your child is marching into another significant stage of life. Your parenting roles have also changed in emphasis, too.

Your roles as a ……  
Provider for basic needs
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As your child has solid food as his main diet, you need to ensure his diet is well-balanced.
Provider for health
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Your child's increased mobility and curiosity leads him to have increased contact with germs and bacteria in the surroundings. Therefore, you also need to pay attention to your child's hygiene and health.
Protector
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Provide a safe home environment for your child so that you don't have to worry as much as he moves around at home.
Guide
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Create a stimulating environment for the healthy brain development of your child. You may make use of daily objects to play interesting games with your child. By doing so, you can help him get to know the world with fun.
Teacher/Model
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As your child begins to understand your words, you need to teach him what he should do and should not do. Say "No" if your child is doing something he shouldn't do; praise him when he has done something desirable.
Comforter and Supporter
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Encourage your child to explore and learn. Satisfy your child's sense of security by giving him encouragement, playing with him and comforting him when needed.



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