Encouraging growth, maturation and acquisition of developmental milestones, independence and unique strengths
Providing a financially stable and emotionally healthy environment where children can learn to become responsible adults
Listening, empathizing and becoming a compassionate and respectful "consultant parent"
Setting clear and safe limits, sharing control, giving choices and encouraging thinking; teaching responsibility for own problems and good problem solving skills; allowing natural consequences to do the teaching with empathy and not anger
Giving unconditional love, providing loving touch and allowing children to learn from their mistakes
Teaching values, the fun of learning and achieving success through personal effort and responsible decision making/actions
Promoting the development of an excellent self image (i.e. as being lovable, confident, thinking, caring and competent), thus enabling children to succeed at life's goals and dreams