Together in the WHY

The wonderful world of WHY marks your child taking that last step out of infancy and entering more fully into the social and cultural framework of his community.

Parents have little time to mourn the loss of their baby as they engage in the new discoveries and interests of a child’s emerging mind.  The environment previously absorbed unconsciously awakens leaving her stopping at almost each sentence to ask that all consuming question

WHY?

David Vigliotti
David Vigliotti

For the next few weeks… or months…. car rides, neighborhood walks, story time, rest routines, meals together- walking out the front door- will be fragmented by the question WHY as your child begins to consciously categorize, understand, and delve deeper into the most fascinating world of people, places and things surrounding him.

It can be a lot.

And it can be a lot of fun, too.  So much learning takes place when you are together with your child in the WHY.

Answer the why- tells her that you feel secure in your knowledge.   If she’s interested in knowing the world around her but unsure  herself, she can turn to you for a good answer.

Why do you think- let’s him know that you are interested in what he thinks and that you value his opinion even if it’s different from your own.

That’s a good question- The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.

I wonder where we can find that answer- If you don’t know the answer to a question, you don’t have to guess.  There are reliable sources you can refer to when you are seeking answers.

 

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