Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy, by Louise Bates Ames & Francis L. Ilg





….Firstborn children….tend to be capable, strong-willed, effective. They tend to have a high sense of responsibility and a high need for achievement. They like to do things “right”. They like to be leaders. Firstborn boys often are especially hard to raise. They like to have friends whom they can dominate.


First of all, accept the fact that at this age the child’s big emotionaly struggle is with his mother. She is the one who matters supremely to him. She is the one he needs to conquer.  Almost any young child is at his best but also at his worst with his own mother. Never more so than now [three and a half].

Ya think?





2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 09:05:11

    Warning: I am going to visit you when I’m home this October. I can’t believe how much older Miles looks in these photos. Wow. I’m sorry that we are missing so much… : (



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