Helping your Child Understand Body Language

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There are many people choose to communicate feelings and show emotion using both verbal and non-verbal cues. Understanding non-verbal cues can be hard for some children with learning and attention difficulties. These children may find it hard to decode body language which can create friction in their ability to form positive relationships with both peers and adults. Understanding body language is not only vital for effective communication but also for future survival, therefore, parental effort is required to teach body language skills early in life.

If your child is having trouble understanding body language, read on to see how you can help.

Explain how different body movements can mean different things. 
Show the movement and explain the unspoken message behind it. Similarly to learning new vocabulary and the possible definitions, learning non-verbal cues can be like learning a new language. It is important to match the action to the different…

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