The keys to working with children – from infants on up – are patience, warmth, and acceptance. Our gentle touch, loving smiles, and capacity to empathize are essential to this work, every bit as important to success as all the physiological facts and theories in the world.
Infants will relax and become more open to our tactile input when we do not insist on a particular stance or posture but rather, let them join us in a beautiful dance of acceptance and exploration. Touch them and move them with great, great care.
Here's what I know: it works. It really works.
- Nancy Neiditz, P.T., C.F.P.