Baby Signing Myth #3: Signing is just for parents trying to raise a genius (BUSTED!)

MYTH: Signing is something only type-A parents who are trying to raise a genius baby would do. 

Excerpt from SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years

I think Dr. Alan Greene said it best: “teaching your baby sign language is not about power-parenting, it’s another loving way to interact. Signing can potentially increase your child’s IQ, vocabulary, and reading ability, but the most important thing about it is that it opens the door to communication for your child much earlier than it would happen otherwise, allowing you and your child to get closer. This ability to communicate with your child sooner is a gift that can reduce tears and frustration for both parent and child. Who wouldn’t want that? – Dr. Jenn

TRUTH: Signing isn’t about power-parenting, it’s another loving way to interact!


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1 thought on “Baby Signing Myth #3: Signing is just for parents trying to raise a genius (BUSTED!)”

  1. Myth #1: My 3 year old has global developmental delay but it’s not severe, except in the speech category. We started using sign language when he was 2 1/2 and had less than 10 words. We started by checking one baby signing time dvd out of the library every week. Then we would sit down together in the evenings and watch it. He LOVED them. He was soon picking up signs faster than I did. Sometimes he would make a sign and I wouldn’t know what it was and would have to go back and watch the dvd again to figure it out! Which takes care of Myth #2 because I imagine most local libraries have these dvd’s which means it’s free to learn sign language. 30 minutes a day is not much time investment when you consider being able to communicate with your child. He’s now 3 1/2 and has a vocabulary of over 100 words when you include spoken and signs. Thank you signing time!

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