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How Parents Teach By Example
"We often only worry about showing our kids what not to do but what we really should be focusing on is what we ARE doing in front of our children." Here are some tips from expert Speech Therapist, Ivy Schantz on how you can better facilitate your child's learning simply by being more aware of the way you speak.
By guest blogger, Ivy Schantz M.S.,CCC-SLP
During the first few years of our kids' lives we as parents are our kids' role models, teachers and playmates. The majority of what they learn comes from us. I am not saying that you need to have weekly lesson plans, but be conscious of how you communicate and interact with your children. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
This may sound exhausting and you are allowed to take breaks, but just remember that whenever you are around your children they are watching and learning from you so try to be the best role model, teacher and playmate you can be!
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