You may have heard the saying, ‘The way we speak to children become their inner voice’

It’s true, the way we speak to children matters as the tone and feeling they experience from our words imprints in their hearts and becomes the internal inner voice and dialogue that plays over continuously, both conscious and subconsciously in their minds.

What we choose to say out loud, will shape a child’s way of thinking, so… why not use this to our advantage?

It’s for us to help ensure the little voice in our children’s heads is being kind to them and will help support them along their life’s journey.

So, how can we help make children’s inner voice positive, to help empower them to confidently live the optimistic life they deserve, well that’s what we’re here to discuss today.

To help we welcome our special guest Lili-Ann Kriegler

Lili-Ann is an education consultant and author and has taught at all levels from toddlers to adults. Her expertise is in early childhood education (birth-9 years), leadership and optimising human thinking and cognition.

We ask Lili-Ann questions including:

  1. Can you explain how parents positively framing experiences can help children in stressful scenarios?
  2. What strategies should parents apply and work through with children after a meltdown?
  3. How does communication with young children support their thinking and learning?
  4. Why is it important to explain to children ‘why’ we are doing things?
  5. Do children learn how to react to stressful situations by mirroring their parent’s emotions and reactions to high-stress scenarios?
  6. How and why are the early years critical for language development?
  7. How does voicing your thoughts out loud provide labels for children’s emotions?
  8. How do you foresee that parents’ expectations and how they interface with their kids have long term effects on how children think, relate to others and view themselves?
  9. How do children use different parts of their brain in stressful situations, how can parents help children respond to stressful events using their thinking brain?
  10. Why do children need to both think and feel their emotions?
  11. Do you have any tips you would like to share with parents and educators to support the development of children’s concept-based understanding of the world around them?

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