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Anyone else tired of saying..."because I said so"

Well, IDK about you guys with kids that always ask why? Or why do I have to do it? Older kids especially. I feel like I dont owe them answers. Because I said so.


Asked by bellamommyof4 at 5:37 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I know how you feel. It frustrates the crap out of me when my oldest asks me why. Children just know where all the buttons are, dont they?

    Answer by Jaliceawrites at 5:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I know I am. Everytime I ask my son to do something he asks why.. Now I understand why my mom would get aggrivated at me and my brother growing up when we did that..

    Answer by happynlovenlife at 5:39 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Because I said so is a favorite in my house, lol.


    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:39 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • If I ask you to do something like take out the trash, etc....what the heck you asking why me for? Because I said so...thats why. Why should I have to explain myself.

    eye rolling


    Comment by bellamommyof4 (original poster) at 5:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • The 3 big kids get ignored when they ask why. If they ask why again I usual tell them they are being ignored because they already know the answer. The 2 little ones get a more detailed response..."sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do because mommy thinks its a good idea". Hopefully when they're a little older they'll get the idea.

    Answer by lovinlifewith5 at 5:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • You do owe them answers of some kind to a certain extent. Tell the why they can't do it, shouldn't do something or why they should do something. I explain whatever I can to my 4 almost 5 yr old son. My parents always explained as much as possible to me. Obviously somethings you can't explain in detail, but you can explain as much as possible. There's consequences to their actions (good & bad) & they need to learn that. Example... If you don't stay on the side walk, well you can get hit by a car. Good Luck, Hun.


    Answer by loudnproud87 at 5:44 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Small kids, yes you have to some times explain. But I am def not explaining my self to my older ones. And that includes my twins that are 8. They know better. ONce again, because I said so.

    Comment by bellamommyof4 (original poster) at 5:44 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • @loudnproud87. ...thats because of your kid's ages. heck no am I explaining why you need to pick up your room, take out the trash,etc. To a thirteen year old. lol, nope no way.

    Comment by bellamommyof4 (original poster) at 5:45 PM on Apr. 20, 2011