When you approach your baby with an attitude of respect, you let him know what you intend to do and give him a chance to respond. You assume he is competent and involve him in his care and let him, as much as possible, solve his own problems. You give him plenty of physical freedom and you don’t push development.’
Magda Gerber cited on www.parentingworx.co.nz (2009)
- Look out for the way these children respond to their key people, with eye contact and non-verbal communication, as well as talking and babbling.
- Note the ways in which the key person involves the child in the process and the level of intimacy involved in these routine experiences.