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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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Anonymous

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

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  • When they grow up and have kids of their own.
    sammiesmom2000

    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.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    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.
    stvmen88

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

  • about 25
    Farrahann

    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
    amethystrse

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

  • Good grief, it gets WORSE?
    Anonymous

    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
    Proudmomof82008

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

  • Lol...unfortunately I'm not convinced it happens very often...lol...have 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.
    kabbot01

    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.

    louise2

    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!
    goaliemom93

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

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