The Three Ts

Dana Suskind lists the three Ts for interacting with a child in her book Thirty Million Words—tune in, talk more and take turns.

I think her three Ts apply to successful interaction with children and adults.

Here is Suskind’s brief explanation.

“In order for the necessary serve-and-return of conversational interaction to be successful, there has to be active engagement between the parent and child. How does the parent achieve this? By Tuning In to what the child is focused on and Talking More about it. The key, whether a parent has initiated interaction or is responding to a child’s initiative, is for the parent to wait for the child to respond. That is what sets the stage for the critical Taking Turns….Conversation with a baby means reading communication clues….Back-and-forth exchanges are important.”
–Joy

Post Author

This post was written by who has written 1123 posts on The Resolute Woman.

  • Delicious
  • Facebook
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
  • RSS Feed

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply