Your child knows your body better than you might imagine.
He knows the meaning of your hunched shoulders, the sound of your hurried heels on the floorboards, the slowly spreading smile before you get playful.
Your body language says more than your words. The tone of your voice says more about your feelings than the adjectives you speak. The younger your child, the more he responds to your expression, your tone or tension rather than the words you choose.
A little more awareness of how you carry yourself, goes a long way towards carrying your child with greater awareness too.