Tuesday, October 26, 2010
For whatever reason their brain, while still developing, has decided it knows everything and stops asking questions. And then for some reason as parents we over react as if they actually should know everything. So whenever Jake says something stupid to me I simply try to figure out what the actual question is. What does he not understand which is causing him to draw this faulty conclusion. He simply doesn't have enough information to even understand the question he is supposed to ask.
I see my role as a parent to fill in those holes. Answer those unspoken questions and help him better understand what is happening to him and in the world around him.
So what crazy things have your teenagers said and what do you think the real question is?