Big time advice coming… A few times, when my son with autism was younger, I said to myself, “I should really get him into some kind of foreign language instruction soon.” But, I never followed through. Now, my son has just started high school and is finally taking a foreign language, Spanish. I wish he had started when he was younger. Why? Even with a typical … [Read more...] about Autism and Learning a Foreign Language
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Surprise: You and your daughter aren’t speaking the same language! Actually, that's only a surprise if you believe that you and your daughter understand each other all the time. Quite simply, there are times when your daughter says something and you totally misinterpret her intent. Communication can be compromised when you don’t respond in the way she intended you … [Read more...] about Are You and Your Teen Speaking Different Languages?
Teaching your baby sign language can increase her communication skills and encourage her to express her needs. The simple movements of sign language can overcome many communication barriers while your baby is developing her speaking skills, and it doesn’t take long to teach children how to use sign language for simple requests or expressions. Step 1 Use picture books to … [Read more...] about How to Teach a Baby Sign Language
A great way to add some color and sweetness to your Valentine's Day! M&M's is offering an exclusive V-Day edition of their classic chocolates. Comes with cute phrases and adorable images on each M&M. The colors are perfect for V-Day -- red, pink, and white -- and you can choose from milk chocolate or dark chocolate. If your valentine is a chocolate lover, then … [Read more...] about My M&M’s Language of Love Gift
Both men and women communicate non-verbally. Body language is one form of non-verbal communication, which can help you you better understand men and what they are trying to say, as well as what they are not saying. Some body language--including face touching--has dual meanings and needs to be read in context. Openness Use body language cues to discover if a man is … [Read more...] about Understanding Men’s Body Language