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6. Permission to be little
NEED: Freedom to be silly. To grow up naturally and enjoy the playful, happy days of childhood. Dress up. Make believe. Giggles. ALL. GOOD.
DON’T NEED: To be babied. To be allowed to cling to childish ways in order to get attention or to get their way.
7. Encouragement to grow up
NEED: Increasing responsibilities and gentle nudges to gain independence.
DON’T NEED: Too-high expectations. To feel pressure to see, do, or understand things that their little brains aren’t ready for.