Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Importance of Vocabulary

We have moments where we suddenly see the parts and the whole, moments where we see a consequential play-out but do not act upon it, like we cannot move fast enough to correct the outcome we suddenly see. It is much like asking a question and seeing the answer as the question is asked. I have done this so many times, asked a question and then seen the answer as I asked, sometimes not wanting to admit I see the answer as I ask the question.

This can be helpful, too, because it frames one’s point of reference and then the gap is filled, the next step taken, so really there is no harm in this. Thus,  on the side here, children asking questions is a cool indication that they are framing information, an act that should be supported, even if it is something that is obvious to another. 

I want to ask why we don’t always respond to seeing a play-out in space and time suddenly, why can’t we react within that framework and  instead remain stagnant in that split second when we could have changed and responded? 

If we look at socio-economic status we realize that the greater the vocabulary of a child, the greater the ability to respond. So, the words we know determine our ability to act. And, since it is the language used in the home in the early years, it is the parents who determine the vocabulary of the child. I mean, this is cool in a way, because it empowers parents, as they can realize that they have the power  to build the character of the child through ensuring that the vocabulary of the child is of a solid and stable foundation, as this becomes the directive capacity of the child.

Another aspect of words is that they can have emotional values attached to them, which can interfere with registering the words of another, which we can realize because we become lost in fantasy and tune out from listening to words being spoken. And yet, as we know, across all indicators, the more words we know, the greater vocabulary we have, the more successful we become. So, words can help us process our personal reactions, and interpersonal interactions because we have the structural tools as the words to help us direct through cognitive dissonance - which is what emotional veils are.

So, overall, if we do not have the words to respond to our common sense, as that is the part of us that can suddenly see the parts and the whole, then we will not be able to act on that sense of the whole.

This is why having a broad vocabulary, and knowing these words as well as we know our name, which is a word in our long term memory, that we are more able to act as our common sense, and when we can act as our common sense, we are succees-ful. As I have said, CEO’s have  a large vocabulary and as such they are able to be directive and align with their innate common sense, something that all children have.

So, this simple development of children means ensuring that the words are many and are clear, as this builds the character of the child, a character that can become successful in life because they have the structure as the words to respond to the world around them. One cannot assess and measure space and time if one is too busy in reaction, resisting and hiding because they are inferior to the words, for whatever reason. 

Mothers can see the promise in a child, and yes, many fathers can as well, I have met them. Many times parents say to me that they know their child is very capable. What is not understood is how an emotional value can become the measure of the memory, and this slows the child down and separates them from their innate common sense. And, the media, does not help in aligning a child with their innate common sense. We all have it, because we all have had moments where we see the parts and the whole, see the consequence, see a coming outcome of mis-measure, mis-judgement, and yet we are like molasses and do not act. This is because we do not have the inner structure as the words to direct us. 

We cannot answer unless we have the words, and we cannot answer if we have an emotional veil before our eyes, a residue from a past experience that was a consequence of not being equal to our innate common sense, that measure of our children that shows so much promise those early years.  Words are a focusing mechanism, the tools, to align us with our innate common sense.

We can build the character of the child, word by word, and we can use technology to do this, empowering the parents, and the child and the community.  Let’s give our children the keys, as words, to align them with their promise, their natural learning ability, their common sense, let’s retain that initial depth perception and give it the structure as the words, using technology to get through the emotional veil that is slowing them down. Let’s bring out what is unique in each child so that they reach their full potential. This is Techno-Tutor. Cost effective, self empowering and the answer for every parent who see, know and understand that their child has great potential.

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