Early Communication

Off-topic. It’s all kids for me these days – I’m a father of two after all.

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Yesterday, I had a discussion on early communication. Picture this – whenever you find yourself in an elevator with a newborn, a toddler or simply a child who doesn’t speak well [yet], most likely he or she will be staring right in your face. Early communication. With age, we feel uncomfortable if someone looks deep into our eyes – unless we are on intimate terms with that person.

Animals use their eyes to communicate as well. In fact, you can teach a dog to carry out orders based on such “eye language”. Both little children and the majority of animals have something in common here – they don’t know spoken language.

What’s the point? It’s a tool one ought to be conscious of – “eyes are the window to the soul” for a reason.