I have always wanted to do a parent education series based the lessons learned from YouTube videos. I’ve amassed quite a list of funny, poignant, fascinating clips of children. In every cute video, there is evidence of children’s brains engaging and clues about the parenting behind the captured moment.
One of the first baby videos to go viral was a laughing Swedish baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjXi6X-moxE . Once you stop smiling along you can see how attuned this dad and son are. The timing is spot on – dad allowing the little one to respond, recover, and initiate.
Even the Queen of England appreciated this YouTube spot on a visit to Google. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Chuckling-Queen-gets-fit-Googl…
I wonder how we can be like this YouTube dad. How can we be a part of “serve and return”? http://developingchild.harvard.edu/…/key-…/serve-and-return/ How can we build our relationships with our children through effective communication?
I am pretty sure, if at all possible, it involves laughing together.