Children are like super-absorbent sponges. Think about how your “mini me” talks, walks, thinks and even smiles. They remind us of ourselves or others whom they may be in contact with frequently.
While this may mean that we have to watch what we say or how we act in front of them, at times, it also offers us powerful, incidental teaching opportunities. Dr. Vanessa von Auer of VA Psychology Center offers a few simple steps to get your little one to take care of himself.