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Parent Strategy #9

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Parents Strategy #9

The Brass Ring (Vocalizing on demand)

Children early in their life are motivated to be picked up and changed or held or fed. As they grow, so do the sources of their motivation… rattles, balls, toys, cookies, popsicles, favorite shoes, etc.

Parents who want to accelerate children’s language growth will gradually begin delaying giving children the desire of their little hearts until after they have vocalized. In this way, children learn in infancy that ``talking` is powerful. It gains them what they want.

 So, when your child reaches out to grab the brass ring, wait for the vocalization and you’ll get the brass ring too!