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Old 02-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #26
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Re: How much does my 24 month old understand- Update and new question

Originally Posted by Angel89411 View Post
I may be of a different mind than many but I think it is pointless to explain things to littles. Not saying I don't talk to them about what has happened but I don't expect them to understand and reason like adults. They are children. Very selfish and single minded at times. Not saying there is anything wrong with that but it is what it is. I set clear rules with reasonable consequences. If they break said rule and do not like the consequence, too bad. I ignore the pouting or have them scream and cry in their room. A battle of will and reason with a small child is pretty silly, IMHO.
What does having the scream and cry in their room accomplish? Kids can understand a lot more than some people give them credit for, but not every explanation or line of reasoning is understandable. It might be about finding the line of communication that works for the appropriate age. It would seem to feed into single mindedness and selfishness to ignore their reactions or minimize their emotions by confining them to their room.
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