Yawning…it’s so contagious. And, it’s hard to stop.
Yawning is one of the first things we learn to do. The human fetus yawns during the first trimester in the womb; it’s a primal function that isn’t under conscious control. Paralyzed people recover their motor functions to yawn.
We don’t know why we yawn; it’s not related to fatigue, but may be related to boredom, hunger and the time of day. We lose our attention span when we are tired, hungry and bored.
Yawning may cause us to “perk up” or to transition from one state to another. It also may be a primitive act of empathy.
So, in its basic nature, yawning that allows your child to be understood without words. To break the yawning cycle, expel your breath through your mouth, empty your lungs slowly through, then fill them slowly through your nose. It will energize you!
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