the801: i liked to read william blake, nabokov, james joyce, david foster wallace... to my son when he was pre-verbal. he must have heard "Lolita" 3 times. there's a time and place for cute stories about cute farm animals learning in a cute way how important it is to have friends and tell the truth, but babyhood isn't it.
zez: As a stay at home dad I always talked to my kids in complete full on sentences, even when they were infants, mostly because I didn't have anyone else to talk to all day. I would also repeat the sentence using different words that meant the same thing. I don't know if this had anything to do with both kids reading books before age 2 and having an incredible vocabulary but it probably didn't hurt.
DerAppie: As a firm believer that children rise to the challenge posed I can only say that it is nice to have a research paper agree with me.
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Oh, hmm...we've been screaming unintelligible Vietnamese at our kids and kicking them in the stomach when they do good. Maybe we'll try this method instead.
lindalouwho: DerAppie: As a firm believer that children rise to the challenge posed I can only say that it is nice to have a research paper agree with me.It is so. Have seen way too many examples to think anything else, especialy with my peers, growing up./yes, there are exceptions//and kids with too many "challenges" they shouldn't be burdened with, even if they do have positive influences
aerojockey: Baby talk is actually designed to help babies hear sounds better.But you can talk to a baby while empasizing phonemes and still use complete sentences.
Ker_Thwap: My neighbor freaked out when my three year old said "We don't touch the chemicals under the sink." We talked to her like a real person, no baby talk."The Book of Shadowboxes: A Story of the ABCs" is the only ABC book you can read to your kids over and over without going batshiat insane.
White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ker_Thwap: My neighbor freaked out when my three year old said "We don't touch the chemicals under the sink." We talked to her like a real person, no baby talk."The Book of Shadowboxes: A Story of the ABCs" is the only ABC book you can read to your kids over and over without going batshiat insane.Thanks for the book suggestion, because I am farking tired of zizzer zazzer zuz and Dr. Suess can go to hell.He vomited 12 gallons of...stuff...the other day. Looked up, "uh oh, pyoook! Clean up!""Yes sir, right away sir!""Yeah godammit"My 2 year old says god dammit.God dammit! I mean, sorry, fark! Dammit, wait. I'm sorry. shiat. Dammit!We have a swear jar now.
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