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Following a Child’s Lead

written by Dr. Margaret Paul November 14, 2018
Following a Child's Lead

How long should your child breastfeed?
Should your child go to preschool?
Should your child sleep with you or by him/herself?
What about home-schooling vs. attending school?

Most people who choose to have children want to be good parents, and they have many questions about what would be best for their children. The problem often is that they look outside themselves and outside their children for the answers, and the appropriate answers for their particular child are not out there.

The answer to all of the above questions is, “It depends on the child.” If you are breastfeeding your child, how long should you breastfeed? Some children love to nurse, while others feel tied down by it fairly early. My grandson nursed until he was three and then announced that he was done, while my granddaughter, who is not yet a year, is already showing signs of letting it go.

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