Listening and providing support

By listening and providing support to other parents, you are a better parent to your own kids.

Small Acts Matter - By listening and providing support to other parents, you are a better parent to your own kids - Red Deer & District FCSS

Evidence

When good stress goes bad, community support can buffer the effects of toxic stress. Support to parents and other caregivers – finding someone to listen to us and provide emotional support helps restore our emotional energy that we can then make available to our kids: people can then provide nurturing and supportive relationships provided by parent, grandparent, childcare provider or other caregiver.

Source: Apple Magazine Fall 2012 Issue 8 published by Alberta Health Services; page 18.