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The Three-Year-Old Brain
The three-year-old brain

Adam (Figure 3.1.) has a talent for altering the truth. He lies. But not well. He will insist that he did not drink the soda from the empty glass in front of him. Although he exaggerates and makes up information that he shares as true, he is irresistible to his mom and dad because Adam is deeply in love with them. He will spontaneously show his affections.

Figure 3.1 The Irresistible Adam

Adam's preschool teacher is pleased with his progress. He is beginning to interact with others in his class. Like most three-year-olds, Adam likes routine at school. His teacher uses many procedures and rituals that the children respond to.

When given directions at home or school, Adam is now able to follow ...

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