Parenting Resource

New Families: How to Nurture New Relationships

Download Files Mar 9, 2016

You may be a mom or dad, an expecting parent, a first-time parent, or you may have years of experience. This brochure focuses on how you can support your baby by building strong and nurturing relationships around and with your baby.

When you communicate and support each other as new parents— even if one of you is deployed across the globe or soon will be— you have more to give your baby. Your relationship with each other, and with him, grows stronger.

Just as there is no such thing as a perfect parent, there is no such thing as a perfect relationship, whether between parents or between child and parent. It’s a good thing really. Everyday “bumps” in relationships are opportunities to reconnect and get back in sync, which may strengthen your bond.