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When do kids get any common sense

5yo just doesn't seem to think when he does things. When do they acquire basic common sense? ..Hopefully it's soon before I go insane.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (13)
  • When they grow up and have kids of their own.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 6:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I don't know - my 12 year old is still pretty lacking in that department a lot of the time.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I give up......when? Oh, your'e asking! LOL. No, seriously, mine are 24, 21,and 15,and I'm STILL waiting for them to get common sense! Just hang in there, maybe it'll get better soon.

    Answer by stvmen88 at 6:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • about 25

    Answer by Farrahann at 6:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Common sense is very much an adult thing. You would think puberty would do it but then they get those crazy hormones and have even less common sense. lol

    Answer by amethystrse at 6:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Good grief, it gets WORSE?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:48 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Unfortunately you have a ways to go. My children didn't get any of that until they became young adults. Sit down... relax and enjoy the ride!!! lol

    Answer by Proudmomof82008 at 6:48 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Lol...unfortunately I'm not convinced it happens very you met some of the adults we share the world with! My mama always says "common sense isn't common at all"

    Seriously though, i think it is when they start to see the natural consequences of their actions.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 6:49 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • FARRAHANN, I was going to say that tell I started reading every ones answers. There brains mature at 25.


    Answer by louise2 at 6:50 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • At 5 your son probably has more common sense than my 15 year old son! I am convinced that puberty makes them loose whatever common sense they may have had!

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 7:01 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

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