Narrating a toddler's world

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Narrating to your toddler is also very important in building your relationship and preparing them for what is coming next. When we narrate to a toddler, we tell them the plan. We tell them what's coming next. We are telling them what they are experience. This gives them the respect that they deserve, but it also helps them with transition. As toddlers are becoming increasingly autonomous with their own ideas of where they want to go and as toddlers are driven toward power and control, it is helpful for them to have that information; so they can make the transition and encourage cooperation, thereby, avoiding power struggles.

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Allison LaTona, MFT

Parent Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist

Allison LaTona, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist, whose life-changing consultation groups provide a practical and compassionate roadmap for those navigating the journey of parenthood. LaTona has 18 years of experience counseling children, families, couples and individuals, and has facilitated groups in private practice, as well as at Santa Monica's Babygroup with Donna Holloran, MSW, for over a decade. La Tona is an author for Twigtale, an online resource for creating transition books for young children.  

Focusing on respectful parenting philosophies, the power of language, emotional intelligence, and a child's natural developmental capabilities, LaTona offers specific strategies and invaluable insights that ease the inherent challenges of contemporary parenthood. Her work empowers parents with the vision and tools to create thriving and fulfilling family lives, and fosters long-term connections within a supportive community. With 13 years "in the trenches" raising two young children of her own, LaTona's personal path complements her professional credentials. Her empathy, experience, and dedication fuel her passionate commitment to her work.

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