Become your child’s “emotional mirror.”

Show your child with your own face that you are paying attention to his feelings. This builds awareness of how our faces and bodies reflect our emotions.

When you notice an expression on your baby’s face, copy it.  If his little body reacts in a distinctive way, imitate it. DHH little ones need to see their emotions reflected back to them clearly.

  • I feel understood when you mirror what I am feeling. I love the smiles we share, your silliness with me, and even your sadness when you notice I am distressed.  I learn about myself when I interact with you.
  • Seeing that you and I both have a range of emotions helps us to bond.
  • Use an actual mirror to show me my expressions and body language. Mirror play lets me see me…and I am one beautiful child!

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