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Keep It Simple

August 21st, 2009


Babies and AgeEsteem
Keep It Simple

Keep your language simple: Baby reacts to your tone of voice and gestures.  She encourages you to use simple vocabulary and to repeat the same message clearly as she begins to understand words.  You explain why what you are saying is important, (why she shouldn’t play with the electrical socket!) even before she can understand your words.  These are all good tips for AgeEsteemers.

  • Be clear and direct when speaking with people of all ages.
  • Use vocabulary the other person can understand.
  • When you make a request, explain why it’s important.
  • Keep your non-verbal message congruent with your words.  Even Baby will detect something wrong if the non-verbal and verbal is not the same.
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