Communicating with our Kids

  • Much like learning to walk, once a child learns to talk it is often harder to get them to stop than it was to start. My daughter is still working towards solid words but she often signals her needs through non-verbal means that are equally effective, even if they need a bit of getting used to. Whether they learn to speak early or it takes time, children are still able to communicate. How does your child communicate with you? Have you had to adapt because of it?

  • We haven't had to make any changes because both my children have been early talkers. I remember being corrected by my son when he was two. I called something a "digger" and he said "no mommy, it is an excavator". He spoke in complete sentences early as well. My daughter is 18 months old and I can understand her about 95% of the time. Some of her friends use lots of sign language. I know signing works well for some people.

  • Glad to see I'm not the only one thats corrected by her kids! Both my 3 and 5 year old correct me occasionally, (i'm usually the one correcting them) but my 3 year old CONSTANTLY corrects my husband.