We taught both our kids some sign language. Augie went straight to talking and barely used any of it. Currently, Ari chooses to scream instead of sign in order to express her emotions….which I obviously love. But, despite their stubborn natures, both of our kids have used this sign all the time which we use to say we love each other. Originally, we came up with it because it was easy for Augie to do at a young age, but now that he’s gotten older it’s a simple and easy way for me to silently tell him I love him no matter where we are. Nothing really melts my heart more than when they do this sign together though.