Jason Silva, renowned Philosopher is everything and more, especially in this heartwarming message he conveys to this precious infant, who is in awe absorbing his words and his facial expressions. Clearly this little girl doesn’t have a clue what Jason is saying to her, however she was totally following him with his calm voice, his expressive faces and his eye contact kept her engaged and entertained!
Jason gives 7 essential tips for all parents of children; speak to your child like an adult.
1.) We teach them through our words
Everything we say is a learning tool for our kids; we teach them proper grammar, increase their vocabulary and encourage thinking. Their young minds are so strong, powerful and eager to learn!
2.) Never patronize!
As adults, we are known to get angry if we sense someone is talking about us in a childlike way. We should never talk down to them; they require our guidance to become knowledgeable from us as we have life experience! Take time to talk and guide them about what is happening around them, and answer their questions.
3.) Be understanding
Kids are eager to learn, there is new sights and sounds, new rules. Speaking clearly to our children and reinforcing experiences teaches them so much more than “Goo goo gaa gaa” ever will!
4.) Help them feel comfortable
The world is hard, especially for kids; help them learn what is acceptable and what is not. Being inconsistent is our biggest mistake we can make as parents. Inconsistency only causes frustration in our child’s life. It is hard for kids to feel they fit in and are accepted by others. Talking about what’s right and wrong enables them to be confident with those around them.
5.) Problem solving skills
Accidents happen and mistakes are made, it is a part of growing. Talking to your child and offering guidance during trying times teaches them what actions they could of chose differently to enable a better outcome; all ensure problem solving abilities in the years to come.
6.) Emotional language and literacy
During emotional breakdown, when their sibling has their toy and your child is becoming frustrated; as parents it is essential to identify with them how they feel and reiterate to them “Joey is playing with your toy”, it shows that you are engaged in their feelings and shows you are sympathetic to their situation.
7.) Teaches them to use their voice
Practice does make perfect, communication with your child from birth forward does so much for your child, and they are engaged in conversations with you and others. The more we guide them through language, the more the engage with the world.