HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
II. PROBLEMS
13. Pacifiers, Thumbs, Knuckles, Blankets
fr_24506_1XIII. PACIFIERS, THUMBS, KNUCKLES, BLANKETS
Human beings are tool-using creatures. The pacifier is the first tool, and it is manipulated with the hands as well as with the mouth. You don't want to mess that up!

The beauty of pacifier use is that it represents a creative and constructive alternative strategy for obtaining primal gratification. This achievement should be recognized for what it is, a tremendous success on the part of the child in adapting to reality.

1. The First Tool
2. The Meaning of the Pacifier
3. Sucking Trance
4. Born to Use Tools
5. Mastery
6. Why Hide It
7. The Goodness of It
8. Twin Binkies
9. Just Let Her Do It
10. Her Own Binkie
11. Binkie-Shopping
12. Binkie Diplomacy
13. A Binkie Necklace
14. The Value of a Thumb
15. Two Hands for Beginners
16. It's OK For a Little Kid
17. He's Not Playing With Dolls

 

 

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