HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
II. PROBLEMS
1. Advances and Retreats
fr_16804_1I. YIN AND YANG
Every child experiences the conflict between the desire to move ahead to greater mastery and the desire to regress to the warm security of an earlier stage. It's called Ambivalence, and it pops up everywhere, in the most unlikely settings. The parent's task is to recognize it when it's happening. Fortunately, the constructive response is always the same. You validate both tendencies. This Chapter presents some typical situations and details how to respond.

1. Back to the Binkie
2. Still Wants Bottles
3. A Half-Step Back
4. Back to Single Words
5. Forever Three
6. Blankie

 

 

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