One of the first things that came to mind was my youngest when I seen the word “information.” Often, said child will provide too much information about the goings on in the bathroom or other stuff that people simply do not share with one another and he is so nonchalant about it. To be honest, it is his personality to just be like that. I think I am the only one he is like that with and I assume it is way of showing that he trusts me beyond what words can….describe.
This leads me on to telling people…TALK AND LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN! No two children are alike and they all have their silly little ways to let you know something. Most kids will come right out and tell you what they are feeling or what is going on. Others will “show” you. However, it is often the child that is so subtle that is the one who is ignored or feels they are not important enough or are labelled as “quiet.” No. Wrong. They are just expressing themselves in a way that is unlike the majority of children. The quiet ones are always there, observant, and may even have something important to say but they want their one on one time and actually prefer a true conversation with their parent. Many of these children will simply wait for mom or dad to become “unbusy.” If they never do, then they (inwardly) feel that they parent is too busy for them and believe that they are not important enough to have their parent sit down and actually talk to them.
Believe it or not parents, your children, even at just-beginning-to-speak age are dying to have a conversation with you! If they come to you and demand your attention, drop whatever it is you are doing and TALK TO THEM! This teaches them invaluable social skills! I ask my family every day about their day. Even if I was with my kiddos all day, I still have them recap their day. I love to hear their little voices speak to me. Its like music! (I even ask my Cal about his day…everyday!) What they have to say is important to me and I am genuinely interested.
Ok, there is my rant for SOCS.
What do YOU think?