Why mama, why!

United States
July 3, 2008 2:22pm CST
How do you get though the why stage? My daughter is asking why to everything. Then you tell her why and she asks why again. lol. I can't remember how long this stages last. I will be happy when she is over it.
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• India
5 Jul 08
The child has started to climb the learning curve.. and it is only at this stage.. he could really want to know,all things before getting done. Certainly, this stage lasts when the child is from 4 years of age.. and slowly decreases to 6 years of age. It is the duty.. i repeat the duty of the parents to calmly..explain all the why's of the child.. Questions may branch out, from what you have given as an answer to one Why.. If we chide the child.. it will create depression in them.. they may not express at all..their feelings.
• India
13 Jul 08
Thanks honeydew for BR.. Take care.
@coopstar (282)
• United States
7 Jul 08
How funny is this . I have three sons ,and have been through the why stage quite a bit. What i did was turned it into a game for me.I would actuly try to answer each why.With the use of the internet and books we would serch for the answer together. we all learned alot, and they learned how to look things up them selves.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Jul 08
My daughter doesn't really ask why, but she does have a lot of questions. Sometimes she makes up some really goofy ones that honestly make no sense. Eventually I just have to tell her my ears need a rest.
• United States
3 Jul 08
My 4 year old boy is always asking what stuff means LOL. Whenever we talk and he doesn't understand what a word means, he will always ask what the word means. Sometimes it gets really challenging and if I don't know how to explain it, I will say "Go ask Daddy" lol! Or if Daddy isn't there, I will say "You'll understand when you grow up." (this phrase I picked up from my gramps when he didn't know how to explain things.) And sometimes I'll tell my son why it's important to learn how to read, so if he doesn't understand a word, he can look it up in the dictionary.
• United States
3 Jul 08
Everyone hates the "why" stage. It last for quite some time about a year or so depending on the child. But truthfully it never ends it just gets into more suitable questions instead of just why. Remember to be patient and anwer all the questions to the best of your ability. This is after all how they learn. Teach them well and counting to 10 with deep breathes helps to calm the nerves. Best of luck.