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At what age does a toddler begin to comprehend "if...then" statements/association?

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Asked by SlightlyPerfect at 6:08 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • not sure when they comprehend it, but listening to it is a totally different story. lol!

    Answer by calliesmommie at 6:10 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • my son does, he is not even 2 an half yet.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 6:10 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • DD is 27 months old, and she gets it, but sometimes I am not sure whether she is intentionally disobeying or really not comprehending.

    Comment by SlightlyPerfect (original poster) at 6:30 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Young children have to be taught to be disobedient. They are, by nature, quite compliant. I misunderstood your question to be a psycholgy one, just when do they make a connection between consecutive actions in terms of cause and effect. That happens around age two, but varies between individuals.

    Answer by judimary at 11:15 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • each child is different and each child learns different things at different stages in their growing up

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:35 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • if you arent sure simplify it more. example: touch hot stove = owie rather than, no touch, you will get a burn (if she never had a burn she may not really know what a burn is. but most kids know what an owie or ouchy etc are.)
    if not, she may not believe you until she experiences it herself.. i know thats how i learned that the muffler was hot at age 3 and i wore a bandage all summer long on my hand.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 3:07 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

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