This week we asked: What does it look like to respond with sensitivity?
(Read more about Responding With Sensitivity on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)
Both Abbie and her son Joshua love to spend time playing and cuddling.
Although Mommy has many things to do, she knows that responding sensitively
to Joshua’s emotional needs is just as important as responding to his physical needs.
Abbie blogs at Farmer’s Daughter.
From Shannon: “One of my daughter’s early tantrum triggers was her wanting to take pictures with the camera, so at 20 months, I showed her how to use our point-and-shoot. Now at almost three, she’s getting really pretty good at composing pictures, and we are frequently requested to pose for photo shoots. I just emptied the camera for the first time in awhile and noticed that she has started to take the same photo over and over to try to get the exact shot she’s looking for. Hooray for play-based learning!”
Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.
From Mama Mo: “This is one of my favorite photographs. It’s a beautiful shot of Jack, but it also shows
my response to his needs. We were walking around a little beach town, and he needed to nurse, so we did!”
Mama Mo blogs at Attached at the Nip.
From Luschka: “Responding with love and sensitivity in our family means
allowing our little girl to grow and develop at her own pace,
exposing her to a variety of experiences, and supporting her patiently
every step of the way.”
Luschka blogs at Diary of a First Child.
Tell us: What does responding sensitively to your children look like in your family?
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