Reply to: self-awareness age:

Thanks for your note – I agree with you about how we adults don’t watch children carefully enough and re developmental variability. Now – the example about you, the mirror, and the bandana – he may have “figured out the mirror” to some extent – or recognized his mother in the mirror… but isn’t that a bit different from realizing it is he himself in the mirror? Try the red spot in the nose of your almost one-year old and let us know what happens!

All best,

Paul