It's always nice when a smarty pants scientist "discovers" an explanation to some frustrating or bizarre toddler behavior. Stuff like why they refuse to nap even though they are tired, or why they think it's okay to eat a month-old waffle from under their car seat, or, in this particular case, why they just don't listen to anything we say (over and over and over again infinity).
Like this morning:
"Aidan, put on your coat. It's cold out."
"Carolyn, please stop playing with your baby and go potty."
"Aidan, the coat. Now, please. We're late." (Me forcing him into his coat.)
"Carolyn, did you go potty yet? Put the doll down and ..." (Me dragging her into the potty.)
Now, researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder say my children are not intentionally trying to push me over the edge. What they are really doing when I think they are blatantly ignoring me is taking all my directions, helpful suggestions, and words of wisdom and filing them away in theirRead More »from "I said no!" The real reason kids don't listen