Love and boundaries

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Love and boundaries

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Most of us want our child to be a loving person, an affectionate person and also have safe personal boundaries. So they are not liable to be victims of abuse. One of the great reasons to do that is to respect the child's personal boundaries in infancy. The first few years are so important everything, every interaction that we have with our children in these first years when they are learning more than they ever will again becomes a lesson for them. If we pick up our baby and pass them around to all the relatives. Everybody gets a hug. This baby is learning that I just belong to everybody. I am just this love object. Sometimes they will run up to their friends and just hug them and kiss them because they are confused about boundaries. So we want to make it very clear to our children right from the very beginning. You know that you deserve to be alerted and even asked when you are old enough to respond yes or no if you want to be picked up, if you are ready to be picked up. If you want a hug or a kiss. We need to ask our relatives to and friends. These boundaries need to be respected right from the beginning.

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Janet Lansbury

RIE Parenting Expert

Janet Lansbury is a parenting advisor, writer and teacher. She has served on the board of directors of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) for over a decade, written childcare articles and been a frequent presenter at early childhood conferences. A former actress/model (Janet Julian), Janet found her true calling when she gave birth to her first child and sought guidance from renowned infant expert Magda Gerber. Inspired and mentored by Gerber in the early 1990s, Janet became a RIE Parent/Infant Guidance Class instructor and has since had the privilege of providing support and guidance to thousands of parents and caregivers throughout Los Angeles. Most recently, she has become a prolific and influential parenting blogger with a worldwide following.

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