My daughter is 1.5 years old and when she learns something new or does something memorable, her mother and grand parents (my in-laws) will be amused and keep asking her to do it again in front other adults.

I do not really like this as this may slowly train my daughter into pleasing other adults on purpose.

Am I worried too much?

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As long as the emphasis is on the adults being proud of her, and no one tries to cajole her if she clearly does not want to do something, then I think it should be fine. Toddlers love games where they can do something and get a strong positive response from their parents or other adults they know. Keep things upbeat, and make it clear to your daughter that was she is doing is awesome! If she is resistant, or hesitant, or tired of the activity though, don't press her; you don't want to take the fun out of a good game.


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