Communication: The Importance Of Nonverbal Communication In Children

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Communication is a very important aspect of the human experience. Most communication happens nonverbally by naturally sending, receiving, and responding to cues. Nonverbal cues serve various functions including persuasion, clarifying, exemplifying, embellishing, or repeating verbal communication. Nonverbal behaviors begin to develop at birth because babies use these cues to communicate. Newborns learn to observe and interpret body gestures and facial expressions of caretakers and family members. Eventually, thoughts, ideas, emotions, and feelings are shared through these nonverbal exchanges.
Nonverbal communication is behavior and elements of speech which includes pitch, speed, tone, gestures, facial expressions, body posture, eye movements,
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Generally, we wake up around ten am. Honestly, Jacob usually knocks on my door to get me up, but sometimes my door is already open. As soon as we meet up we do our signature hand shake and this is an example of tie signs because when people see our handshake they can assume we are friends. Jacob and I talk about everything, point out silly things about each other's actions or the funny things we see on our walk or on Twitter. Jacob is always playing rap or hip hop music on his phone and we will rap every song together. Then, we usually walk outside to go get bagels at Cafe In The Park without verbal prompting. Jacob and I laugh, talk, and tease one another the whole time. Our affect displays mutual enjoyment and…show more content…
Without looking up I reply, “Yeah, I guess.” I continue to look away with my headphones in, bad posture, and hood over my head. Jacob tries to continue prodding for more information about my mood. I finally answer by quietly saying, “Yeah bro. I am fine. It’s just school.” By sharing this bit of information I see Jacob start to relax a little bit before he leaves (informational privacy). When Jacob returns to get me at 5:00 pm I respond indifferently with a light, “I will just meet you there in a bit.” I waited about 15-20 minutes before all of our friends started texting and calling me to see where I was at because it was unlike me to be this late to a time we all agreed on (punctuality). When I got to dinner I didn't say a word and all of my friends were talking to each other while I sat in silence with my headphones. After dinner everyone went back to go watch movies in Jacob's room but I excused myself again and said I needed to finish homework. While I was walking away Jacob tapped me twice on the shoulder with his hand out ready for me to do our handshake. Once again I did the handshake with no energy, bad posture, and no eye contact and continued to my dorm room. However, while I was walking away I could hear all my friends asking Jacob what was up with me because no one has seen me behave this way

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