Sweet Signs

A few minutes ago, Sawyer handed Cooper something and Cooper immediately signed ‘thank you’ to him.

Sawyer responded with…’you’re welcome buddy.’

It was such a sweet exchange.

When Cooper was a toddler, and we realized his speech was not developing, we focused on sign language.

He picked up on some. ‘No, more, help, all done, please, and thank you.’

But he plateaued after those. He had no interest in learning any other ones. I think it’s because us hands wouldn’t cooperate. Sign language takes fine motor skills that he didn’t have.

To this day, Cooper always signs please and thank you. He uses a few other ones too.

I see it constantly. Most people don’t notice it but I do and I usually say something like…‘that’s so nice of you to say thank you pal.’

Sign language is communication.

Politeness was always important to Cooper’s dad and I. We encouraged it from a very young age.

Acknowledging people: hi and bye. Thanking people: please and you’re welcome. Asking for help with a gesture instead of yelling.

Do you or your kids use sign language?

Finding Cooper’s Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you’re never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village….all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to our journey. You can also follow us on Facebook, subscribe for exclusive videos, and subscribe to our newsletter.

3 likes
Prev post: Why I Am AfraidNext post: Keep Working on Independence

Related posts

Join Coop’s Troop
Join Coop’s Troop

Become a Supporter of Finding Cooper's Voice and join our online community, Coop's Troop. Membership includes Facebook Lives with our family, giveaways and more.
JOIN NOW

About Me
About Me

Finding Cooper's Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you're never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village....all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to my page!

READ MORE

SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
FindingCoopersVoice
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
Sign up for Finding Cooper's Voice
* = required field

powered by MailChimp!
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
Most Popular
SHOP OUR SHIRTS
SHOP OUR SHIRTS