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How do u keep urself remember'n ur child is little & doens't understand ur words?

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Asked by WalknWithGod at 7:54 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Its not hard.. ?

    Answer by khf22 at 7:56 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I keep the assumption my kids “can” understand me, and usually do… the minute you start thinking that your kids “don’t understand” I personally think you are fooling yourselves??? Plus my kids tend to be extremely SMART… eldest had the vocabulary of a college student when he started kindergarten, middle son is in advanced classes, 3 year old is our normal child and we’re learning to understand and cope with “normal”

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 7:57 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • They may not understand your words, but they do understand your tone..

    Answer by Anna92464 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • My husband has trouble like that. Sometimes he'll say things to 4y/o like "what you're doing is just plain asinine". I've trained the kids to say "I don't know what that means" in cases like that, lol

    Answer by hibbingmom at 8:12 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I don't agree that they don't understand what you're saying. Children may not be able to communicate, but they do understand what you're saying to them. Generally. I think that people greatly underestimate what a child can understand. As long as you're using simple terms and not college vocabulary words they'll understand just fine. And if you do use bigger words often enough they'll learn those as well. Everything a child learns is through repeditive behavior. If you continue with the same speech over and over they'll understand what it means. Some things they know right away.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:16 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • This isn't a text message.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Hahahaha! Anon! lmao

    Answer by khf22 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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