Quoting wonderwomanT08:Tell me about it. I run a daycare! Lol.Its how they learn! Distraction saves you though! Use it when you can't handle one more "why"
With my kids, usually a "why do YOU think..." worked to stop the why cycle.
at that age, he is learning how to communicate thru give and take in language, and learn about his world and how he fits in, and how he relates to everything in it...the 'whys' come in, because he is learning that particular word, can keep a conversation going, which he is now learning and using with you, his comfort source..--you don't want to stifle curiousity, but you do need a break from it, that's for sure! One thing i did that worked with my daycare kids and my own kids, was to tell them my ears are tired, and need a rest...then i'd set the timer, get some quiet activites for them to do for 20mins...try that for a week or so, and see if it helps...it will also help to tell the child, the conversation is over for now, but you'll talk about it later.
Just respond "I don't know, why do you think?"
You know you don't have to continue to engage in the "why's" 24/7. You are allowed to disengage, withdraw, redirect, whatever. I think asking why is sometimes how they learn and other times it is just a way to keep you engaged, and they aren't really interested in the answer. .You can ask back, "why do you think," and make it a learning experience for both of you. But when they are driving you bats, you can tell him/her to stop!
it is part of being three... next comes "how" hang in there.
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