What do children need from parents?

Children need to receive messages from their parents that they are lovable, capable and special in positive ways. They need to know that their parents are available when they need help and support and are eager to be present to witness their accomplishments. They also need parents to provide an atmosphere that is mentally and physically challenging and stimulating.

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1. What is parenting?
2. Is parenting natural?
3. Does a parent's role change?
4. What do children need from parents?
5. How can I improve as a parent?