when you need to get out of your own head
Tess, 6 months. Reaching for the rattle, babbling. Does she seem distressed?
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my thoughts “is she upset? should I give it to her? Wait? oh no, she looked away, did she give up?”
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She looks like she enjoying the experience. Also, she’s learning to move her body intentionally
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She got it! Do I say yay? She doesn’t even look at me, I’m not going to interrupt. She seems content
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some thoughts. If I helped her, it would’ve been bc of my own noise in my head, not bc she needed me
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you don’t give them the chance to show u who they are in this area of development and personality
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you also get in the way of them building the ability to persevere and work thru challenges
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it hinders us in our parenting. Part of parenting is giving up control and quieting our own “stuff”
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picture later in life- you can’t win baseball games for them and they shouldn’t want u to
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by “sitting on your hands” you’re helping both your children and YOU!
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