what do you think is more important? verbal or non verbal communication in children.

Jen - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi i'm just after some opinions for school about what is more important to you verbal or non verbal commuication? and why?

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Nelly - posted on 11/25/2014

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Hi, someone mentioned a nutrient called nutria(something) for children who are extremely picky eaters. Does anyone know the correct name for this product and where I can purchase it. I remember parents mentioning their child became more focused, verbal and social after using this product.

Nelly - posted on 11/25/2014

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Hi, someone mentioned a nutrient called nutria(something) for children who are extremely picky eaters. Does anyone know the correct name for this product and where I can purchase it. I remember parents mentioning their child became more focused, verbal and social after using this product.

Michelle - posted on 05/10/2010

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Both are. My son was a late talker and when he did start to talk he would get so mad and fustrated because no one knew what he wanted. I taught him some signs for simple things and he goes to speech. But before he could do that it was always, show mommy what you want. I also believe we do a lot of non verbal ques/talking everyday and do not see it. I know I can "hear" a person better if I can look at them when talking.

User - posted on 05/10/2010

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Both are very important....communication with your child is very paramount......and most importantly listen to your child, let them talk, listen that way you are able o know your child better.

Iridescent - posted on 05/10/2010

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It doesn't really matter, as long as they're able to understand one or the other. Our oldest was non-verbal until 4 years, we had given up on him ever learning any type of communication. He had a lot of frustration because of it (both the fact that he couldn't express what he wanted and he couldn't understand us verbally or with non-verbal communication). The ability to communicate and understand communication in any way is most important of all.

Betty - posted on 05/10/2010

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I think they're both very important. But mostly non verbal I believe, as people say, action are stronger than words. Especially having a 7 month baby who doesn't understand what I'm saying at the moment. She does understand I love her and I'm there for her and I play with her through my actions and interactions with her.

Tina - posted on 05/10/2010

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I think both are important. With children I think it is good if they can communicate verbally with you, and also if you can understand what they need if they cannot talk.

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