THE RINK — We all have self-talk, but as we grow older we internalize that self-talk more and more.
While internal self-talk is “more socially acceptable” for adults, kids who are still learning the ins and outs of language don’t often feel like they need to internalize anything. In fact, if you’ve raised a child, you may have often wished that your precious, precious little one would keep just one thought inside their head rather than talking a stream of consciousness all day. Like, all day.
To be clear, no one is advocating for the “seen and not heard” tactic for child rearing (or trying to tell anyone how to raise a child in general). Right now we’re just stating the hard facts — facts that sometimes drive us bonkers. Plus, in the end, one person’s “bonkers” is another person’s treasure when it comes to kid behavior.
Which brings us to our featured video where a hockey-loving dad dubbed Coach Jeremy on YouTube decided it would be well worth it to mic up his 4-year-old son during hockey practice.
You’d think watching a 6-minute video of a babbling child that you’re not related to would get boring real fast, but the results are charming, hilarious, and relatable as a life metaphor. The excitement of learning a new skill, the intense desire for nap, the falling down an (mostly) getting up again, the making excuses to get off the ice, and the talking about what you’re going to eat after an event are all things we experience as adults.
He’s his own little psychological biodome that is completely relatable.
If you’re into hockey, you can see way more hockey-related stuff on Coach Jeremy’s YouTube channel.