As your child is entering another stage of life, your parenting roles will need to be changed:
The Roles of Dad and Mum
Provider for Nutrients
Now your child feeds on a variety of solid food, you need to ensure his diet is well-balanced.
Gatekeeper for Hygiene
Your child gets about more easily and becomes more curious. His tendency to touch things around him increases his chances to be in contact with germs and bacteria. You need to pay attention to your child’s personal hygiene.
Your child is keen to explore. Providing a safe home environment for your child to move around is important.
Creator of a Stimulating Environment
Play is a basic need of your child. Make use of everyday objects to play and talk with your child in fun. Learning in a relaxing atmosphere enhances brain development of your child.
Children at this age like to try out their self-control. As your child understands your words, you can teach him what he should 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 & Supporter
Encourage your child to explore and learn by being his playmate. Foster your child’s sense of security by praising, encouraging and comforting him whenever he needs.