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    As parents, we are in the best position to ensure our children grow and reach their developmental milestones. A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on effective parenting showed the following important strategies for healthy development:

    • Responding to children in a predictable way

    • Showing warmth and sensitivity

    • Having routines and household rules

    • Sharing books and talking with children

    • Supporting health and safety

    • Using appropriate discipline without harshness

    Below are some specific parenting strategies for children of different ages.

  • Toddlers

    1-3 years

  • Preschoolers

    3-4 years

  • School Age

    5-11 years