Though Nathan’s eye-contact was one of the first and fastest to improve once we started The Son-Rise Program, he would still drop his glance, and the volume of his voice, when asking for something.
It’s not a very effective way of communicating, but hey, I’m the Mom, I understand and usually get him what he wants even if he does not look at me.
My Son-Rise consultant told me that I had to teach Nathan so that not only I would be able to understand his communication but also so that anybody else can understand him. Helping him was as simple as telling him: “Hey Nathan, you know what? If you look at me while asking, I can understand you better!”
And boy does it work! Now, I am so amazed how he looks straight at me without dropping his glance, until he finishes request. I just have a big smile on my face every time he does this!