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You are playing a game of hide-and-seek with your child and your little one has his head behind the curtains, but his feet are sticking out. He is sure that he is well hidden because in his mind he thinks that you are both seeing the same thing. Toddlers are still learning that there are several different points of view.

They will also have trouble trying to imagine another complicated type of point of view: the future. So your 3-year-old is not able to see what it means when you say something like, “We are going home in five minutes.” That is why he will be surprised when you march him out the door in five minutes. Instead, tell him how you are going to leave. We will put on our shoes and give our friend a hug and then we are walking to the car. Do not bother telling him why you are leaving. He only cares that his fun is coming to an end. However, you can mention to him that Dad is waiting at home, to help set the stage for developing sympathy for others. Check out our previous post on Seeing Everything. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Share this post with your family and friends. Remember to always praise your child.


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