Language development was both easy and hard for me as a parent. I know that doesn't make much sense but still it is TRUTH! What I mean is that talking all day long is both a simple task and extremely fatiguing for me. I am an introvert and lots of “peopling” makes me need a quiet recharge. ERROR** Quiet recharge and toddlers are not compatible without “tribe” plug-in. If you know you are introverted you will have to ask for help to get the recharging you need. Extroverts proceed.
So though introverted, I still value teaching my children how to communicate. I learned from several sources, positive and negative that the best way to build language in children is to use it. Now this may seem elementary but it really isn't. It especially can be hard for someone who either is in her own head a lot or the other extreme, someone who really doesn't know herself well. But this is another opportunity to grow relationship and your own character. Sacrifice is so very evident in every part of motherhood isn't it. But my dears, joy is so close behind it.
So here are the best ways for both introverts and extroverts to foster language in all ages and stages of children:
Paula is a single mother of 3. Follow along on her journeys of motherhood and her fulfilling work as a postpartum doula