What a Kid Really Means When They Ask, ‘Why?’


By Meghan Moravcik Walbert, Lifehacker


Little kids are notorious for asking incessant questions, the most common variety being the endless, “Why?” And we try to answer them—we always swore we’d be the parent who would encourage their curiosity, after all—but sometime between the fifth and tenth “why?” you’re either over it or you’re out of answers.

But imagine if, instead of “why?”, they’re actually saying, “Tell me more.” Physician and author Alan Greene puts it this way…more

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