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What is the symbolic value of the blanket?

  The blanket is not an object like any other. It is the most important object for your child from 3 months to 3 years old. Close-up on the symbolic functions of the blanket and how it helps children build themselves over the years. The blanket helps the child to do without his mother When the child is born, he imagines he and his mother are one. At around 8 months, the child realizes that he and his mother are two different people. To endure this separation anxiety, the child invests very strong feelings in an object that allows him to do without his mother. We speak of a transitional object because the blanket helps him to make the transition...

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