TITLE

"Let Me Do It!"

AUTHOR(S)
Poole, Carla
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Jun-Aug2004, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Nurturing relationships are the necessary ingredients in encouraging a child's innate drive toward independence. A baby is born with many competencies. She communicates, initiates interactions, and even imitates facial expressions. Yet she is completely dependent on caring adults to respond to her every physical and emotional need. In the early years, it's essential to develop these relationships, which are the underpinning of an infant's overall development. During the first year of your baby's life, you can help her to feel secure by creating a sense of teamwork as she learns to manage such internal sensations as being hungry or tired. By tuning in to her preferences, you'll help her to feel confident. As a parent, you are the emotional and physical home base that she relies on as she explores her world. Be available but let her decide when to return for help or a hug.
ACCESSION #
13212681

 

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