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Reasoning With Children

When Can I Start Reasoning With A Toddler?

Between approximately 2 and 3 years, children begin to understand the logical connection between ideas -- the "why" of things -- which is the reason they start to ask "Why?" about almost everything. It is a big milestone in their development and c...

Reasoning With Kids

Parents will probably be arguing from here to eternity over whether or not to spank misbehaving toddlers. But the age-old debate misses the point: It matters less whether you bare the rod or send Johnny to his room, says a Boys Town psychologist, ...

How Toddlers Really Think: Understanding And Reasoning

This morning, my 2-year-old, Sophie, pitched a fit because I wouldn't give her a pear. I patiently explained that we had no peers -- offered her a banana, an apple, a kiwi -- but nothing else would appease her: "I want a pear!" If you've ever trie...

Reasoning With Your Children May Be The Right Approach, But It's Hard Work

Bad news for impatient parents. A new study by psychologists has found that reasoning with your children is the best way to improve behaviour in the long run. Fans of the sterner approach may be relieved to hear that certain pastimes (smacking a p...

When Parents Should Try To Reason With Kids

Parents who've attempted to negotiate with children when emotions are running high know that trying to reason with kids in this state is an exercise in futility. The children typically don't respond well, and parents often lose patience. When atte...

Age Of Reason

Around the age of 7, children enter the period of late childhood also called the “age of reason”. This reasonable age, long considered like the first step in the big leagues represents the end of the Oedipal period and the beginning of a new stage...

How To Correctly Discipline A Child, Based On Science

Without a doubt, parenting is the most important job on earth, yet it's also the most difficult. Unfortunately, books and articles on the subject of raising a child offer conflicting advice. While positive parenting tactics work well in many cases...

New Research Says This Is The Most Effective Way To Discipline Kids

Getting small kids to behave can be a delicate science for parents. Some worry about being too harsh; others are left exasperated by children who seem out of control. Many try to avoid yelling or spanking, and even time-outs are seen as too strict...

Should Parents Reason With Young Children?

I think almost every parent can relate to this scenario: You give your 6-year-old a clear instruction to follow. But instead of doing what he's told, he looks at you and, with a straight face asks, "Why?" Believe it or not, how you respond to that...

The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back To Their Parents

The parent in me wants to squash every little insurrection as quickly as possible. But the psychologist in me is glad when my children say "No." This is why... Sunlight is dawning across the living room floor, and the dollhouse is full of Lego Sta...

Reasoning With Children

Reasoning refers to the set of processes used to formulate one's views, whether in the form of opinion or perceived facts. Many people think of reasoning as synonymous with judgment. And most people believe that good reasoning is governed by the r...

Discipline Within Reason

In an ideal world a positive parent-child relationship and proactive discipline would be enough to prevent all misbehavior. Unfortunately, only about 6 percent of even well-educated families accomplish this by the time the child is 4 years old (Ba...

Reasoning Is The Best Way To Tackle Tantrums

By Colin Fernandez, Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail When a child is throwing a tantrum, reasoning with the little blighter may be the last thing on a parent's mind. In the long run, however, experts suggest it is the most effective strate...

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Reasoning With Children

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A little about the power of reasoning with little children and how it can be an effective tool to shape their behaviour.