Parenting is a journey and one of the most important and rewarding things you can do.
Understanding how children grow and develop will help you understand how your child learns and sees the world. Enjoy and have fun with your child.
The arrival of a baby brings many changes to a family and whānau. All families differ, depending on their situation, culture, traditions and support available. Support from family, whānau and your community are an important part of raising a child.
As with any time of major change, there are stresses involved and it can take time to adjust to your new family roles. It may help to talk about your concerns and problems with others.
Family, whānau and friends who help care for your child will have their own ideas on caring for children. Sometimes these are the same as yours, sometimes they differ. It may help to discuss together ideas and feelings about the best ways to care for your child so they have consistent care.