Diary Of A Baby Concept Analysis

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In this mandala I chose to depict childhood. I created the world and the different phases the baby goes through. The mandala has three sections focused on childhood and development. The circle located in the center is the importance of baby and mother relationship. The bottom of the mandala shows the positive and happy feeling of the baby. The black background shows the outside world, reality. In the center of the mandala there are two figures, one representing the mother and the other the baby or child. The bond between mother and child has an important impact on the baby that I decided to portray it in the mandala. Margaret Mahler, Fred Pine and Anni Bergman (1975) mentions that through the cathetic shift toward the sensoriperceptive periphery, …show more content…
This space varies a great deal according to the life experiences of the baby in relation to the mother where the baby explores the inner world and external world, reality (winnicott, 1989). It is very fascinating and how Stern explains it make me understand the child’s chain of thoughts. For example, in the book “Diary of a Baby”, Joey talked about his morning occurrence and he incorporated his imaginary friend (the Lion) with reality (Stern, 1990, p. 141). He created a third reality with his subjective world. Winnicott also notes the importance of the mother’s role in the infant development. I strongly believe that the mother has to provide and help the child understand his surroundings. For example, my relative would not give enough attention to her baby because every time the baby is playing, the mom is doing something else, such as on her phone, watching T.V., or doing something. The baby wants to share his joy and engage with his mom. I think there is an alternative to doing chores or what you need to do while attending to the child’s need. I feel that the mom is not able to give enough of what Winnicott mentions of the first provider illusion and the lessen illusion. Thus, the mother in this case is forming a weak potential …show more content…
Stern (1990) states that the force that pulls the baby back to his/her mother, and keeps him/her close to her, is the attachment; and countering this attachment is the baby’s curiosity about the world, which pulls the baby into the environment to explore it (Stern, 1990, p. 93). I remember that as a child, my mom made a joke telling me that if I didn't want to go home I could become my aunt's daughter which made me furious and felt rejected. But even before that I had a difficult time being detached from my parents. If I went to someone's home for a sleepover I needed to be picked up in the middle of the night. I would feel lonely and scared. This created a mindset for me that I couldn't tolerate being away from home and my parents. When I came to the stay I was so surprised that I was fine being away from my parents and home. I also didn't cry when my mom left

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