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Parenting Skills and Fear of Failure


Parenting Skills and Fear of Failure


Raising an infant is a challenging task particularly for those individuals who grew up in smaller families with little exposure to babies. It is important that parents learn to observe their infant, read their baby’s signals, and listen to their own feelings in regards to the baby, while not becoming disheartened by the lack of assuring signals, such as a smile, that may occur only at later stages of infant development.

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If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
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