Mutual respect between child and caregiver are the foundation for a trusting relationship. Reciprocal communication is the key to acknowledging mutual respect.


An infants life consists for the first weeks mostly of caregiving routines. This is a critical time in developing attachment. Providing care and being responsive communicates respect.


Children that have developed trusting relationships are more likely to take risks. Risk taking is an important part of a child's development as everything is new and requires trust in a supportive environment.