(16 - 24 months). The child, now a toddler, is more aware of the physical separateness from Mother, which decreases the elation from the previous months. The child tries to bridge the gap between him/herself and Mother. This is seen as the child bringing toys or interesting objects to Mother. Temper tantrums emerge and often Mother is seen by the child as not helpful. The characteristic event is rapprochement which appears in the classic scenario as the child at the door, looking out toward new experiences, while at the same time, glancing back at Mother. The child wants to venture forward, but at the same time, not leave the security of Mother. Helpless frustration may appear. As the child learns to move forward in life, and Mother remains constant upon the return, the resolution of the crisis occurs with the improving of skills and the child feeling gratification from doing things independently.