Month: June 2017

What I Learned From Being Silent For 48 Hours.

For the past couple of days I’ve been suffering from a throat infection that has left me speechless, literally. It hurts so bad, I can barely eat or drink and I can most definitely not talk. Life doesn’t stop though and I still have to take care of Ean, but how do you communicate with a wild toddler without using words?

Words, it turns out, aren’t nearly all we communicate when we interact. It’s how we say it, with what tone, demeanour, intention and what body language we use. Eye contact and gestures are a big part in the equation of communication and these are the tools I’ve been using for the past 2 days to speak with Ean.…

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