I think each personality has certain challenges that come with it. One of the challenges of my quiet (articulate, but quiet) child is keeping him talking. We discovered recently that David is more than willing to talk at night to keep mom or dad in his bedroom. Maybe his reluctance to go to sleep was a need for more connection. In any case, Lee has spent a few minutes the last few nights after the lights are out, asking questions and chatting with David about his day. To our surprise, he’s gone right to sleep afterwards. Before, he’d be calling out many times with some comment or question.
No, he hasn’t said anything earth shattering and deep. So far, their conversations have been about lizards and how to catch them. 🙂 For David, a specific talking time is a good thing. The deep thoughts will come.
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