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Autonomy and Connectedness: Supporting Your Child's Growth Independence

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
B.S. Roberts Room
Event Details: 

Please join us in learning about Autonomy with Connectedness – Supporting your toddler’s developing independence, presented by Dr. Amy Williamson.
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*Ticket reservations are required for each adult and child attending the event or attending childcare
*Free Dinner and Childcare provided!
Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00


Topics we will discuss:

1) Discuss what is behind the budding independence of toddlers

2) Learn practical strategies that can be used to support your child’s independence while keeping them safe

3) Learn what is worrisome and what is “normal” behavior for toddlers and why (hint: tantrums are normal!)


Dr. Amy Williamson is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University. She is also the Ramona Ware Emmons Paul Professor in Early Childhood and the director of the Institute for Building Early Relationships in HDFS at OSU. Dr. Williamson earned her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She specializes in infant and toddler development and education and her research focuses on the development of caregiver-child relationships in the context of family and early education settings as well as teacher professional development and well-being