#128: Teaching Sign Language to your Children (with guest Elise Tate)
Sometimes your little ones throw tantrums, but wouldn’t it be nice to make them less frequent or easier to diffuse? As a parent, it’s easy to feel like you can’t ever figure out what is upsetting your child and everything you try seems to make things worse. A lot of the tantrums that happen are the result of the children’s inability to communicate with mommy or daddy. Teaching your children sign language can help in a big way! It’s also proven that your child learning sign language can improve brain development on top of aiding in communication. Elise Tate has written a wonderful book, Sign Me Up For A Happy Home, to help you kick-start that journey to clear communication with your child. Elise is the mother of two bi-racial children, known for her DIY tips and tricks, a frugal couponing pro, and wife of NFL wide receiver Golden Tate. She joins Dr. Meeker in this episode (and the next) as they talk about the benefits of sign language in a parent-child relationship, and she shares some amazing stories about how her children were able to tell her what they needed and help put an end to frustrating tantrums! Whether your kids are one year old or four years old, this is an episode that you’ll want to pay close attention to! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to email@example.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, Elise Tate, author of the wonderful book Sign Me Up. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH ELISE TATE (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Elise Tate, author of the book Sign Me Up. Listen in on a great conversation about how teaching your children sign language can help bridge the communication gap you may be experiencing with them. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH ELISE TATE (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Elise Tate, author of the book Sign Me Up. Listen in on a great conversation about how teaching your children sign language can help bridge the communication gap you may be experiencing with them. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 128, Teaching Sign Language to your Children and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.