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Name Your Demon

Nikky

It makes a difference, what you call the things you hate or fear. And the language you use will rub off on your children and the young people with whom you come into contact.

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Ba ba-ba?

Nikky

How much communication do you think it’s possible to have with a relatively brand new baby?

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"All Behaviour is Communication"

Nikky

This quote was given to me by a friend via a conversation on the ‘How to Speak Child’ Facebook page and it really struck a chord with me.
She wasn’t sure who it should be attributed to, and having conducted my own brief research (I googled it!) I couldn’t find any definitive answer to that query either. I did however find some contention around the issue. 

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Your Starter for Ten

Nikky

When was the last time you asked a child a truly profound question?

The comedian Joe Lycett recently wrote a Guardian column in which he mentions asking a ten year old girl, to whom he is close, “What do you think art is?” She replies, “It’s trust. If you trust something’s good, then it is.” Brilliant. As Joe says, that is exactly what art is.

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Do What I Say

Nikky

There is now to be a version of Alexa especially for kids. Amazon has just released the Echo Dot Kids Edition, which is apparently more able to decipher the way that young children speak.

For some time now I’ve been pondering the effect that getting used to barking orders at our devices will have on us. 

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