- Shows respect, value, and love for children.
- Realizes that every difficult situation is not a crisis.
- Wants communication, but doesn’t expect to have all the answers.
- Knows the most important part of communication is listening.
- Doesn’t laugh when a child asks a question, even in reaction to the child’s cuteness.
- Doesn’t expect to be perfect, and knows that admitting mistakes is a valuable lesson for the child.
- Is sometimes embarrassed by questions about sex but acknowledges the discomfort and explains it to the child.