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Steven Kossor's blog

Intervening IN a child's life, not ON it

I recently had the opportunity to observe two parents responding to their child's need for external structure and support in a way that many of my colleagues would label as "feeding in" to the child's behavior. When the child laid down on the floor while making loud, keening noises, the child's father laid down beside him, stroking his stomach and reassuring the boy that it was OK. His mother, upon seeing this, came to her son's side and did the same thing. Both parents, on the floor, intervening IN their child's life.