Support your child

YOUR child is on a journey of development that started at conception.

YOUR child is on a journey of development that started at conception.

Adults must ensure that they support children to become the best people they can possibly be by following some basic principles as a parents or caregivers.

These principles include providing them with:

lHealthy food and safe sanitation;

lRegular and routine medical and dental checkups and immunisations;

lMedical care that must be available when there is concern about a child's physical health, development and wellbeing;

lAs many opportunities as possible to play actively in a safe and supportive

environment;

lSpace to choose and direct their activities according to their individual ages and capabilities,

needs and interests;

lBeing given an adult's full attention when they are talking or indicate that they need to communicate wit a grown-up;

lTo be actively encouraged and motivated and not be belittled in any way; and

lPositive, consistent and age-appropriate discipline.

- From the Department of Education

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