Fake Crying; Is It Manipulation?

One of the more pervasive myths of child development is the claim that toddlers are always trying to manipulate adults. Even when presented with proof that this is not possible, many people will point to one of two common toddler behaviors as “proof” of manipulation. Dropping food and faking emotions. This post looks at faking emotions; why this behaviour occurs and what it is really teaching toddlers.

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