4 Different ways that kids communicate and what they mean

Children, however young they could be, have a way of passing out information. Babies are not as verbal as adults, meaning that sometimes, they end up communicating to us but we are either deaf, blind or not concerned at all. This means that if you entirely depend on your kid to speak to you so as to pass across something, then you are missing out on the information they have for you. Below are 4 major ways that children communicate and what they mean:

1. Speaking up

Occasionally, children can be quite verbal where they come to you and say what they want to. The same can happen when they are in a group of their age mates and they talk to them and the other person gets what they are saying and they respond accordingly. It is important for the person on the receiving end to listen to their words, tone and body language.

2. Staying silent

Sometimes, a child can be passing information by staying silent. Mostly, if a child previously had a loud personality and they suddenly become silent, it can be as a result of bullying, favor, child abuse or torture of one kind of another. This is a call for adults to look into the wellbeing of the child and know what could be going wrong.

3. Tough-headedness and rudeness

You probably know of some kids who are difficult to deal with since they are either tough-headed, rude or irritable. They may even be ill-mannered in one way or another. If you really do your research, you may realize that most of these kids are raised in an environment where their parents or guardians have strict or dictatorial modes of parenting going on. The kids then resort to being tough-headed in their absence since they finally get the freedom to be what their parents cannot allow. Other times, they decide to be ill-mannered because after all, they are used to being punished by their parents.
This is a call for parents and guardians to let kids grow up in a gentle and not dictatorial environment.

4. Crying

Crying is one of the most common ways that children, mostly babies, try to pass some information across. There are specific cries for hunger, pain, discomfort and even anger. As a parent, guardian or caretaker, it is up to you to find the need to learn your child and know what type of cry means.
Raisa Ichalut
Raisa Ichalut is a futuristic, wellness- nichéd Content Creator who seeks to use this website as a tool that informs, empowers, and enlightens people on topics around self- discovery, development, and love, general wellness, positivism, energy, healing, and mindfulness.

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  1. Thanks for the article Ichalut….it means alot to us young parents for the well-being of our young ones..it’s so therapeutic
    Good work you get sis


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