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Dads Less Likely to “Baby Talk”, Study Finds It’s Alright

Dads Less Likely to “Baby Talk”, Study Finds It’s Alright
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Dads Less Likely to “Baby Talk”, Study Finds It’s Alright

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Dad Talk to Baby

Have you ever noticed that moms and dads speak differently to their babies? Moms tend to engage in “baby talk”, while fathers’ words tend to sound a lot more like the kind of conversation they’d have with an older child. Or, say…their accountant.

“This isn’t a bad thing at all — it’s not a failing of the fathers”, according to study lead Mark VanDam, a professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences department at Washington State. “We think that maybe fathers are doing things that are conducive to their children’s learning but in a different way. The parents are complementary to their children’s language learning.”

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