I have one child that hates eye contact, and one child that demands eye contact. My eye-contact avoiding child (can you guess which one that is?) will not look you in the eye willingly if you are talking one on one with her. The exception is if she's really distracted by something she's excited about and she'll look at your face, but even then I'm not sure if that's eye contact because I rarely feel like I've made an eye connection with her. This has been tricky for me to develop with her because it's one more thing I have to constantly remember to try to do (along with helping break self-destructive habits and keeping her busy and all the other things a mother has to take care of during the day).
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