Every aspect of your child’s development is bound to involve emotional highs and lows. From the sheer joy of experiencing the wonders of the world and a parent’s love and comfort, to the pain of a fall, bewilderment of a tooth pushing through and fear of separation anxiety.
However, in the case of babies and small children it is often difficult to know what is actually causing a particular emotion, and why.
This was definitely the case with Melissa. At a year old she was just too young to tell me that she was suffering with severe teething pain, was too wired to sleep and simply hated being alone in her cot. I had to play the role of detective to figure out what was causing her disturbed sleep, and when you’re sleep deprived yourself this is no mean feat. As a parent, one hopes to develop…
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