Why you shouldn’t reason with a six-year-old

15 Mar 2017

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: Huffington Post   |   URL: http://huff.to/2nsVCul

 

What is it about discussions with young children that can leave you tied up in knots and wondering if you have lost the plot? The under 7s have a sort of logic that defies logic and can often be totally convinced that they are right when they are, well, wrong.

According to parenting expert, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, author of The Gentle Discipline Book, “Logical, abstract, hypothetical thinking starts kicking in from the ages of seven to 11. Children of five and six have a small degree of logical thinking, but it’s a mature skill that’s still developing.”

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