When it comes to your baby, I want you to remember that you are your baby's most important toy. Babies have an absorbent mind in that they are soaking up everything around them effortlessly. Maria Montessori discovered that children are in the unconscious absorbent mind phase during the first three years of life. They can absorb vast amounts of information effortlessly without any awareness of what is actually happening. Children learn by mimicking us - their parents and caregivers - during those first years. So keep in mind that you are, in fact, your baby's most important toy; interacting with your child is how they learn.
Around age three, when children begin to understand their parents may not know what they did or didn’t do, your precious little angel may begin to tell you ‘big whoppers’: “Baby Jack made that mess” or, “I played with a dinosaur today and rode on its back.” Before you panic, thinking your child is destined for a life of crime, let’s look at why children lie, when children begin to lie, and how to teach children to tell the truth.
As a new parent, you will be experiencing many things for the first time. Among those things will be how to feed your baby. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months and nursing to two years and beyond is encouraged. For many parents, breastfeeding may not come easy. Both you and your baby are learning a new skill. Be patient with yourself - it takes time!
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