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Flipping the Script: from Fear to Fortitude

Parenting through a Pandemic

“Emo Toddler” by Author

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Toddlers believe the world is centered around them: “I want” and “I need” are heard almost as often as the question, “Why?” At this age, a toddler aims to figure out her unique role in the world, including the interdependence between the individual “self” (ego) and everything and everyone around her. When this phase of development happens within the context of a pandemic, there is significant room for confusion and, for a sensitive child like my daughter, emotional pain.

Changing the narrative

“Put an ‘S’ on Your Chest” by Author

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“I am a strong girl: I will have friends later.”



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