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When should people quit talking down to kids?

I hate people that talk to elementary school kids like they are little babies.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • My family does that to my son. I hate that!
    I never talk down to kids,which is something people think is strange.
    I'd say by 1st grade they're more mature.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:58 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I have always talked to my kids like they were older I never really "talked down to them".

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 3:05 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I never talk down to kids. I always talk to them in an age appropriate way, no baby talk or making up crazy answers to questions. If they ask a question then I answer it (again, in an age appropriate way)

    Answer by sue118 at 3:07 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I tried to never talk down to any one. However if by chance I do then my kids snap me back into reality.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 3:09 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I don't think you should ever talk down to kids. You should talk to them like they are people because that is what they are. Yes you have to use words differently so they understand, although that does not mean you should talk down to them.

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 3:11 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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