Copyright Barbara Beccari
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As parents, we are our children's very earliest teacher -- a very important role -- so we need to model for our children the kinds of behaviors that we wish them to follow. Creating a relationship based on respect for each other, appreciating them as they are and encouraging them towards responsibility and independence are important goals for parents in nurturing their young child.

Here are seven tips to being an inspiring first teacher for your child and to having a loving and close relationship with them:

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