“Are we there yet?” “How much longer?” Kids are always asking questions and the answer that you give can make them stop asking questions or they will just keeping driving you crazy! Here is what not to say…
These are the top 7 phrases that parents say that make kids come back with harder and more questions:
1.“Just A Minute”: You never really mean just a minute. Your kid will keep coming back and ask “has it been a minute yet?”
2. “Not Right Now”: It’s better to say something like “let’s do something else,” because kids will ask you if “right now is a better time.”
3. “I Don’t Know”: Kids think you are a scientific genius and think you know everything. This one is difficult.
4. “Just Because!”: If you were to take the time to explain your answer, you will avoid more questions and “because is not a reason.”
5. “It Doesn’t Matter”: Kids will want to know why that specific thing doesn’t matter. Kids are always curious.
6. “Don’t Worry About It”: Kids don’t understand this the way that adults do. Kids will usually start worrying.
7. “You’re Not Old Enough”: This is the worst things for kids to hear. They will keep looking at the clock and ask “am I old enough now?”
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