Am I safe? In the first year of life, a baby needs to know they are safe.
When adults consistently respond to a baby's needs, babies establish trust.
Am I Able? When a toddler is one and two years old, they discover new abilities.
When adults patiently allow toddlers to try new things, toddlers develop confidence.
Am I ok? When a preschooler is three or four, they learn a few rules and expectations.
When adults set boundaries and discipline with love, preschoolers cultivate self-control.