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From: Los Angeles Times

Mothers buy into freeze-frame parenting

Los Angeles Times:

Instructed to play with my baby, Max, for 20 minutes while he sat in an infant seat, no toys allowed, I pulled out every trick in the book.

Sign language ABCs. An animated version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

All the time, a camera was trained on my face, another on his.

I returned a few weeks later to see the results: Aimee Wheeler, a therapist, had synched up the footage into one split-screen video and analyzed all the tiny interactions between us, frame by frame by frame.

“Great narrative. Jenny gives Max space to acclimate to the room,” says one page of Wheeler’s notes.

“Jenny’s contact turns into a gentle invitation for play with stroking of feet,” says another. “Max takes the invitation and creates his own play.”

Why would I subject myself to such scrutiny? And why would anyone be interested in dissecting, in such detail, how one mom interacts with her baby?

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