Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Children are not small adults

One of the mistakes parents often make is thinking of their growing children as though they were small adults. In this mindset, we can often, by downward extension, apply the same expectations to our children that we would to ourselves. They are to be kind and patient and quiet and respectful. However, when development is on track and progressing optimally, the early stages of this are going to look different. Sometimes very different! Here Dr. Vanessa talks about trusting in the developmental process and knowing that what childhood done well looks like will be very different from the form it will take in adulthood.

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