Studies show that toddlers are sensitive to the emotional dynamics of the interactions around them.
University of Washington researchers have found that toddlers as young as 18 months engage in what they call “emotional eavesdropping” by listening and watching emotional reactions directed by one adult to another and then using this emotional information to shape their own behavior.
The UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences reports research that indicates infants understand other people’s emotional states at a very young age; and it may be a precursor to ‘reading’ other people’s minds by understanding their emotional and psychological states.
It’s Kingston’s first birthday and a great opportunity to show a picture with his daddy Gavin Rossdale, from the British rock band Bush. Gavin married Gwen Stafani in 2002 and he’s a regular in the celebrity tennis circuit in California.
The first annual Gay Day Families Weekend will be held June 1 to 3 in Orlando. The weekend’s itinerary includes a Milk & Cookies Welcome Party, a Disney Characters Breakfast, a Family Picnic at Sea World and a luau with non-alcoholic beverages. The group will also take part in the traditional Gay Day in the Magic Kingdom on Saturday, June 2. The complete schedule of Gay Day Families Weekend is available at Gay Day Families.
Gay Day Families Weekend will even include a day-care center, called Treasure Cove, staffed with child-care professionals and teachers, Leon said. The day-care center will operate from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2.