Posted by: Roseann Murphy | December 20, 2011

The First Few Holidays: Learning to Give and Receive.

         Since the moment a child is born, parents are willing to provide, to the best of their ability, everything that they think a child needs. The younger a child is, the more needs they have. At these early stages parents are exclusively in the role of giver and provider, giving the child everything from tangible things like food and shelter to their warmth and love. Beyond simply trying to communicate that they are tired, or hungry etc. as a child grows, they become more aware of their surroundings and can better express different things that they like or do not like. Parents will notice more clearly if a child, for example, is more drawn to a specific toy, or a particular tree or a bird. Parents will pick up on these clues and give the child things that they will like, such as a blanket with birds if the child seems to enjoy watching birds, or more toys of a certain texture that the child seems to enjoy. Giving something to a child and seeing in their expression that they truly enjoy it is one of the most rewarding experiences for a parent. This becomes much more apparent during holidays when gifts are exchanged.
          During the holidays parents will be inclined to want to shower their child with presents to help them join in the happiness of the season. This is the perfect time… Read more at A Bilingual Blog by Magdalena S. Palencia

Post by: Magdalena S. Palencia

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