Q. What do I do if my child gets frustrated or moves away from me when I imitate him?

Your child may get frustrated or move away from you when you imitate him, especially at first. Remember, this is a new experience for your child and he may need some time to adjust. Don’t give up! You can start by imitating him for 30 seconds at a time, and then add more time as he becomes more comfortable. You can also try sitting next to him in front of a mirror as you imitate him. Many children find this easier than face to face imitation at the beginning. Finally, remember to set up physical and visual boundaries to help structure the environment for success.