Parent- infant / young child work - Watch Wait and Wonder
For parents and their infants (aged 9-24 months)
All parents will have worries and concerns from time to time about the wellbeing of their child.
Common parent concerns may include:
- Sleeping problems
- Fussiness and difficulty being soothed
- Clinginess and difficulty separating
- Aggressive or over-active behaviour
- Knowing what the infant wants
- Worries about bonding or attachment
- Fear of harming the child.
If any of these apply to you and your infant you may benefit from the Wait Watch and Wonder approach.
What is Watch Wait and Wonder?
Watch Wait and Wonder is a play based intervention. The parent and the child are attend up to 15 sessions where the parent and infant have a space to play.
The first half an hour consists of infant-led play. The parent follows the child's lead and is encouraged to watch, wait and wonder. The therapist sits to one side and also watches waits and wonders.
The second half an hour is time for the parent to talk about what they have observed during their child's play session.
The sessions are held at the same time each week and last one hour.
If you would like more information on Watch Wait and Wonder, please visit Watch Wait and Wonder