Lovey has always had a personality that at times is difficult to parent. She is generally a lovely girl (hence the name) but has from a very young age been slow to warm up. It takes her a good deal of time to acclimate to new situations and she’s really only comfortable with something after she’s seen it or been exposed to it many times. This is probably a big part of the reason why she walked late (17 months) or is such a “selective” eater. She has improved greatly with her willingness to try new things but every once in a while she has a difficulty and as parents Honey and I are thrown for a loop over how best to support her. We have never used the word anxious to describe her, but recent events have caused us to question if there is some underlying anxiety at play in addition to her cautious temperament.