HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
I. BASICS
4. Empowerment
fr_03602_1IV. EMPOWERMENT
When parents respond to baby signals, babies feel a sense of power and control. This is basic to their sense of security in the world.
Babies have a right to be in charge of their own body.
They have a right to go through (and to enjoy!) their developmental stages at their own pace.
They have a right to have their preferences respected to the degree compatible with their own safety and well-being.
The Strategy called Options helps infants and children of all ages to experience Empowerment. Use it often!

1. Naps and Power
2. Benevolent Detachment
3. Born to Use Tools
4. Self-Trained
5. Binkie or Bottle

 

 

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