Do you like talking to someone when you have to look up in order to see their face? Would that make you feel like an equal or like someone who is just somewhere down there, and definitely not important enough to make that other person make an effort to see you face-to-face? Make it a habit to kneel down to talk to kids, always. It is only polite.
“Do you meet your child at his/her level? Do you bend down when talking to your baby or toddler?
Eye contact sends the following messages:
I am listening to you
I care about what you are saying
You matter to me
I hear what you are telling me
You have my attention
I respect you
Nothing else is more important than this moment, right now
Children who are raised to be seen and heard grow into adults who value others. It’s that simple.”