How can I "read" my child's feelings
when he/she won't talk to me?
You can learn a lot about your child by watching how he/she sleeps, eats, and plays. Look for consistent patterns. Is the child generally active and then quieter when hungry or sleepy? Are there certain objects that hold your child's attention longer? Does your child have a regular schedule?
Source: Kim Leon, Ph.D., Former Assistant Professor and State Specialist, Human Development & Family Studies, Human Environmental Sciences Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009