UPDATED: May 14, 2012
(See Updated Note below)
Chelsea M. Reyher presented a out of the ordinary parenting solution for How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Toddlers. This appears in the Daily Local News (http://www.dailylocal.com/) out of West Chester, PA. Ms. Reyher is writing about the benefits of learning sign language for eliminating and/or minimizing tantrums in very young children and toddlers. The intent here is to teach hearing parents and toddlers. This bridges the communication gap for these toddlers, who can then get their thoughts understood. She is reporting that the program that was developed to teach sign language to parents and toddlers was developed in Canada. It is called “My Smart Hands.” How cool is this?
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How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Toddlers
“Why teaching ASL to hearing children can minimize tantrums”
“Not getting what she wanted, Fireese signed “more cheese,” and with that Berg was able to give her what she wanted before a frustrating tantrum ensued. What may be surprising to know is that Fireese is a hearing child, and Berg used sign language to overcome …”
“Laura Berg, …” “Berg lives in Canada and since she has had so much success in communicating with Fireese, she founded My Smart Hands, an international company with a developed curriculum and instructors that teach parents to use ASL with their hearing babies, infants and toddlers.”
Here ‘s a video of the actual toddler in action. It’s a miracle. It’s a sound way to help a toddler communicate. I have seen toddlers make up their own sign language, but parents miss it most every time. This is a great way to understand the need and desires of a toddler with a limited vocabulary.
UPDATE NOTE: This is video of Laura Berg, creator of the “My Smart Hands” program. This is Laura and baby Fireese interacting.
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