Through the eyes of a child / by Derek Neuland

I have a very large extended family so all my life I have been around children of all ages.  While I don't want kids of my own, it's always interesting observing children and seeing how they learn and process the world. Kylie Addison

This is my cousin Kylie Addison Best.  She is 2 years old and is so much fun. I want to capture her playfulness and wonderment of the world around her.

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I always try to put myself in their shoes.  I know it must be hard to be a kid, not having the freedom to do whatever you want to do.

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Leaf in Child's Hand

I also always talk to children like they are adults.  While I don't try to discuss politics with them, I also don't talk down to them or use some weird baby talk/voice. I'm not an expert on child development but I assume that if you talk to them in a normal voice they are more likely to develop vocal skills faster and better.

Kylie Addison Best