A Baby Buffer Prescription for Your Baby
- Praise your child when they do a good job of playing alone or with siblings while you complete a task (e.g., making dinner, folding laundry, opening mail, talking on the phone).
Set a goal for the number of times you will "give attention" to your child during a specific time period (e.g., 10 times in 20 minutes) and keep track of how you do! Make these "practices" a typical part of your day. Notice how your child responds, how you feel, and how this affects your child's behavior and your mood!