A Review of the Book "But Why Can't I", a book about rules for young children.
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Let's look at the child's point of view, and perhaps delve back in our own childhood memories to times we also questioned a parent's command. Because I said so doesn't answer the 'why' of the situation and tends to leave the child with the feeling that they don't count or are not important enough to be given a proper answer. This surely is not the parent's intention, but quite often that is how the child perceives it.
Whether it's a small child resisting bedtime or a teenager being refused permission to do something or go somewhere, taking the time to give a simple explanation produces much better results and reduces resentment and resistance. Try it next time you are tempted to just answer children with 'Because I Said So!'.
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For smaller children who have trouble understanding an adults' reasoning or explanation about something they are told, this book "But Why Can't I?" might be helpful for both parent and child.
It's a book about rules from the Our Emotions and Behavior series by Sue Graves and illustrated by Desideria Guicciardin.
Children sometimes find it hard to follow rules. This encouraging book joins Noah and his babysitter, Jenny, who shows him how rules help keep people safe, healthy, and happy.
About the Author
Sue Graves is a former teacher and a published author. She writes fiction and nonfiction for children from preschool to high school.
This book is for ages 4 to 8 years. It is a cheerful, brightly illustrated, story designed to help kids understand how their emotions and actions are related—and how they can learn to manage both. At the end of the book there is a two-page series of pictures which invite kids to tell a story in their own words.There is also a special section for adults with discussion questions and ideas to help parents get their children to talk about their feelings.
This book is perhaps a much better solution than just quickly saying "Because I said so".
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