Watch, Wait and Wonder is a child led psychotherapeutic approach that specifically and directly uses the child’s aged 0 – 4 spontaneous activity in a free play format to enhance maternal sensitivity and responsiveness, the child’s sense of self and self-efficacy, emotion regulation, and the child-parent attachment relationship. The approach provides space for the infant/child and caregiver to work through developmental and relational struggles through play. The process engages the caregiver to be reflective about the child’s inner world of feelings, thoughts and desires, through which the caregiver recognizes the separate self of the infant and gains an understanding of their own emotional responses to their child.

Strengthening the attachment relationship between caregiver and child; Improve the child’s self-regulating abilities and sense of efficacy; and Enhance the caregiver’s sensitivity.