Instilling Courage in Young Children
By Mariel Lombardi
Have you ever been at a childcare center at the drop-off hour? You must have seen children crying as their parents leave. It is heart-breaking, but they gradually learn that parents DO return. We may have read or been told that playing peek- a-boo helps infants get used to the idea of parents vanishing and reappearing. We also know that being consistent with their routines, such as, feeding them, and putting them to sleep on time, as well as playing with them regularly helps children develop a sense of security.