Parenting Fitness Factors

  1. Provide a safe, stable and secure environment for the child

  2. Maintain a loving, stable, consistent, nurturing relationship with the child

  3. Attend to the daily needs of the child: feeding, clothing, physical care

  4. Attend to adequate education for the child

  5. Provide for the financial support of the child

  6. Ability to identify and prioritize the child’s needs ahead of your own

  7. Ability to empathize with and meet the child’s needs

  8. Ability to regulate own impulses and emotions

  9. Assist the child in developing and maintaining appropriate relationships

  10. Exercise appropriate judgment regarding child’s welfare