Mirroring Emotions – Bridging the communication gap

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January 9, 2021

Mirroring Emotions – Bridging the communication gap

A young child is akin to a clear pool of water. Reflecting what is in front of them, ready to take on the colours of the world through the reflection of their parents. A child changes the parents it is born to. They go from being separate individuals to parents and this transition is a very arduous one - for the child as well as the parents.

Children learn social cues from their parents. They learn to sense moods and atmospheres from a very early age. This means that while positive emotions are infectious and expand in the presence of a child, tension and oppressive emotions from their parents are magnified too. Constant exposure to such a negative atmosphere from an early age hinders their development. In the case of disabled children, this communication gap is magnified even more. This miscommunication manifests into inexplicable behaviours by the child. This, in turn, hurts and frustrates the parents, leading to more lack of connection, forming a vicious cycle.

The only solution to this unending loop of hurt is an increase in awareness. Foreknowledge of such issues leads to early intervention. A timely medical diagnosis and appropriate treatment result in a healthier child and by connection a healthier family.