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Am I Being too Wordy?

July 28th, 2010
Speech Development Tip 7:  Use simple commands.  Too many steps or words can overwhelm your child.  For example, “Jesse, you need to go to the closet and get your shoes on before we can go to the park,” is too wordy.  “Jesse, shoes on,” is less overwhelming.

Do you remember the famous line in the Charlie Brown episodes?  Anytime an adult talks to the characters in the show, they hear ...

Give Them a Chance to Communicate

July 14th, 2010
Speech Development Tip 6: Donʼt anticipate your
childʼs needs or wants too quickly. Allow your child the
chance to communicate needs and wants. For example,
place a favorite toy in sight, but slightly out of reach. Wait for
your child to gesture or speak before getting the toy.

As mothers we take pride in predicting our child's needs.  We can decipher our child's cries...knowing what is ...
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