Lamaze Philosophy of Parenting

Good parenting is vital to the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our children, ourselves and our society.

Parenting is joyful, important, challenging and deeply satisfying work that is worthy of everyone's best efforts.

Parenting begins before birth. The intimate connection between children and their parents must be respected and protected from the moment of birth throughout life.

Mothers and fathers play unique, irreplaceable roles in their children's lives.

Babies and children thrive in close, consistent interaction with their parents.

Parenting is a learned art; our most important teachers are our own parents, our family and our children.

Parenting requires the support of family, friends and community.

Knowledge and support enhance parents' confidence and ability to make informed decisions that meet the needs of their children and themselves.

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