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2.06.2007

Toddler Whisperer

Don't get all excited. This isn't going to be a post about how to understand what's going on in your toddlers head and helping him deal with his inner elmo or whatever it is. I, well actually my wife, discovered recently that the quieter we ask questions the more likely we are to get a good answer.

I first came to the realization asking my son what he wanted for breakfast. In a normal voice I asked "do you want cereal?" "do you want pancakes?" "do you want fried worms?". No response. Then almost whispering I asked if he wanted cereal. Amazingly he quickly replied in an equally quite voice "yes, I would" and he got in his chair to eat.

We've been doing it for a few weeks now and it seems to work great.

2 comments:

Jenny! said...

Thats a good idea, throws them a little and makes conversation fun and different! I am going to try that in the morning! Now, do you have any tips on how to get them to put the food in their mouth instead of ears, eyes, hair and other places???

Dada said...

Sorry, no tips on getting the food in their mouth. I'm generally happy if they can get ANY food in their mouths. I assume by college they will have it mastered.