transitional object


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transitional object

an object used by many children as a substitute for a parent who is absent (usually temporarily) to help them deal with separation; typically, a blanket or stuffed toy.

tran·si·tion·al ob·ject

(tran-zish'ŭn-ăl ob'jekt)
An object used by many children as a substitute for a parent who is absent (usually temporarily) to help them deal with separation; typically, a blanket or stuffed toy.
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A transitional object is something that represents the parent-child bond during the time apart.
Professionals refer to a pacifier as a transitional object that helps children adjust to new situations and relieves stress.
And let your child bring a transitional object, a stuffed animal or blanket, that will give them a sense of comfort while there.
More hopefully, a cell phone may offer the potential of being a transitional object, used to relieve anxiety around separation and allow for a capacity to be alone or away, but still connected (Winnicott, 1953)?
The good news is that if your target market is sufficiently large, then a unique brand should act as the transitional object it is meant to be and change the right clients into your clients.
As far as I know, I never had a transitional object, a la Linus van Pelt in the Peanuts comic striptrailing a blue blanket that he clutched to himself while sucking his thumb, the better to feel safe while navigating his Lucy-imperiled surroundings.
The most familiar example of such infantile illusory experience is the transitional object, such as a beloved Teddy Bear or Linus van Pelt's security blanket.
(27-28) Much has been made of Esther's doll, and of dolls more widely, as the transitional object theorized by D.
A childhood transitional object can relieve anxiety in a camper who is struggling to reconcile the home experience with that of the camp experience, especially at bedtime (Winnicott, 1953).
Children often have a transitional object, such as a special toy or blanket that brings them comfort as they learn to separate from others and cope with their increasing independence.
The cell phone has become the adult's transitional object, replacing the toddler's teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging.
Suzanne has chosen, however, an uncannily apt substitute, a transitional object, Song, the Chinese filmmaker/babysitter/transnational outsider who is able to connect Simon to his mother's world.
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