Since the soul in its fullness is present from before birth, your child’s soul is expressing its knowing through the vehicle of the physical body from the beginning of life. Yes, the soul is constrained by the infant’s physical, emotional, and mental limitations—but the will of the infant is manifest from the first day of life outside the womb (and sometimes before). And the will of the child at every age and stage is the expression of the soul’s intent. The soul is “the inner teacher.” Give your child as much freedom as possible to live out her inner teacher’s guidance while providing your child with love, safety, and individually-appropriate boundaries.