It’s A Universal Languge


There are some words, language and sentences that I have come to realise are universal among children, especially when there are siblings or more than one child in a space or environment. Here are some of them:

  • “She is looking at me.”
  • “Stop looking at me.”
  • “He put his leg on the way.”
  • “He’s sleeping in my position on the bed.”
  • “I took the toy first.”
  • “It’s my turn to have a go.”
  • “His not sharing with me.”
  • “She is sitting on my chair.”
  • “I got it first.”
  • “My mummy.”
  • “No, It is mine.”
  • “She started it first.”
  • “I did nothing.”
  • “My dad bought it for me.”
  • “He punched me first.”

As you can see, it is about self and not taking responsibility. That is the universal language of a child. It is our job as parents, carers and practitioners to ensure that children are balanced in their developmental process by in putting some manners and balance into their environment. It does not matter how many times these balance is repeated, keep repeating and saying because it shall surly germinate and grow into a positive adult.

I will love to hear your stories on some things your child has said that you think is universal and help other parents feel they are not alone.

2 thoughts on “It’s A Universal Languge

  1. Catherine Ford 28/03/2013 / 10:09 am

    “It’s not fair!” is the most usual in my opinion

    • Renny 28/03/2013 / 1:54 pm

      Hi Catherine, “It’s not fair!” Is one I will agree with that is also universal 😉

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