Weekly LENA Talking Tip
This week’s talking tip: Get down to their level: face to face.
Being on the same eye level with your child helps him feel safer and more in control. You are also showing your child that you're giving him your full attention and that you care about what she has to say. It also may help to increase attention, engagement, opportunities for play, and eye contact. According to Dr. Anthony Koutsoftas, getting down to eye level isn’t just good for your child; it’s good for you too! By being on the same eye level with your child, you see what he sees. You experience the situation from his point of view and can help you to see his perspective. This can help you to understand your child better.
The Achieve Center blog is written by the professionals who are focused on children's mental health.