As your kids grow out of toddlerhood, they learn that their favorite color is "yellow," not "lello," and that a trip to the zoo is to see the "animals...
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What she always says with outstretched arms.
I'm often stunned at the way people talk to children. I'm all in favor of honesty, but I recognize that children receive and process messages differently from adults.
Age sometimes seems to rob us of the ability to say what we really want to say. Coming from us, it would sound hurtful, mean, or just plain irritating. From our daughter, even now, it's refreshingly honest.
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