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21-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Copycat
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September 14, 2023

21-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Copycat

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21-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Copycat

Your Little Copycat

By now, your mini me has probably begun imitating your every move (dance moves), using your signature expressions (stink eye) and adopting your favorite pastimes (watching “The Bachelor”). Toddlers are experts at observing you so that they can learn new skills. The pressure to be a good role model is on! Just kidding! But if you want to learn more about the benefits of mimicry—and how to display good behaviors for them in a thoughtful, transparent way—check out these tips.

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