HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
I. BASICS
1. The Dance

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11. Tempo
They may try to dance to your tempo, but you're supposed to be taking care of them, and not vice versa. Later on, when they are much older, they will return the favor.

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One secret with babies is to know just how far—how close to move in, and how fast to move, because babies have different tempos.

Um-hmm. You mean with strangers? Like with—

—or even with you, yes! Um-hmm. You dance to their tempo.

(Mother laughs)

This guy is—at the moment is adagio. Right?

That's because he just woke up from a nice car ride.

—even andante. (To baby) Tell you what, while you're just absorbing the world here, I'm going to get my tape measure.

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