Applicable To: Groups or Individuals
CAPPD Concepts: Attuned, present
What It Is: The ability to nurture measures the extent to which a caregiver is available and able to sensitively meet the needs of a child. Some examples of nurturing behavior are: being fully present in your interactions with children (verbally and non-verbally), validating their feelings, providing physical affection and comfort when sought, laughing and playing games, providing safe mental, physical and social challenges that promote healthy growth and development.
Why It Helps:Children who are adequately nurtured feel more secure, which leads to the healthy development of self-esteem.