Several of us were sitting around the other day talking about kids and whether they need an explanation when you tell them to do or not-to-do something.
I say yes….when you are telling a little kid not to go in the road….or not to touch a hot stove- they need to know why.
Now I’ll admit there comes a time when a kid should have learned all of this- by you previously telling them- and shouldn’t need to be told why anymore. Now they are just playing with your emotions by being a brat
Ron and several other guys felt that if you say jump, the only question should be, “How high?”
They feel kids should just “know” not to do certain things, or they will learn…
You know, the school of hard knocks…..
Sure, once they get hit by a car or catch themselves on fire!
But honestly, Ron wasn’t THAT bad with his kids, but he does think that to a point.
The funny thing I noticed is that woman tend to explain stuff to the kids more than the guys.
Have you noticed the same thing?
What do you think? Should you explain “WHY” to your kids?
Does it depend on the situation?