Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle

Literally Your Kids Are Taking You Literally

September 29, 2021 Doctor Podcast Network Episode 63
Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle
Literally Your Kids Are Taking You Literally
Show Notes

Have you ever said something to your kid, expecting them to understand the nuances of the phrase only for them to actually take it verbatim?  "Dad, I gave you one second like you said."  "Dad, I don't have any ducks to put in a row."  "Dad, I tried to walk like you said but it still hurts.  Why didn't it come off?"

Our kids are created to trust the words we tell them early on.  Theta brain wave patterns in our younger children allow them to learn more readily and create more subconscious belief structures; however it does NOT help them realize that when dad says I will help them in a minute, it does NOT mean I am literally going to be done with what I am doing in 60 seconds.

How does the way we say things affect our kids?  What about when they are older?  And do our kids take our actions literally as well?
Listen in to hear my thoughts on this and more. 

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