Exceptional children can be defined as children with a trait, a characteristic, or health status that is seen as outside the norm for your family or community. Coming to full acceptance and support of a child with an exceptional identity may take some work. Here are some guidelines.
- The Unfolding Self
As babies grow and interact with caregivers and the world around them, they separate from their pure state of essence to create an ego and an identity of their own. This separation is inevitable and necessary, because your baby must differentiate in order to individuate into his autonomous self and to function in society.
You can help your baby to stay connected to his essence by providing experiences of shared presence with him. Take a few moments every day to play or to simply be together in the moment, without agendas or goals.
In many ways your baby is helpless and dependent on you, but he also has his own strength, survival instinct, and unique destiny to be honored.
Here are some principles to help observe and understand your baby in order to better nurture and guide him.
Knowledge about your baby’s emotional developmental stages helps you mindfully provide for his needs and wants. This article provides some general milestones of emotional development from birth to 36 months.
How to give your child the support and freedom necessary to grow, to learn, to take responsibility, and to reach his full potential.
As a way of explaining motivation and behavior, the Enneagram theory describes nine personality types based on corresponding psychological constructs.