Ooh, another epiphany from the old blog that is still relevant:


If I learnt anything at all from the Growing Kids God’s Way class, is that I can teach my baby manners, even when they don’t know what that means yet or can’t even say “You’re gorgeous, mummy.”

It’s called Sign Language, baby. And it means they can learn to tell you they want milk or juice, or really want to do a stinky. Most of all, they can learn to sign “please” and “thanks”. Instead of, you know, snatching.

I’d be interested to see how that would work. If we can teach neat tricks like giving a flying kiss, surely signing “book” would be a walk in the park. And it beats having them just sit there and scream.