What is it about the word no, that is so hard for kids to understand?
My son had his four year old check up today. This is the first hearing and vision check along with shots, so naturally it was very traumatic for every one.
I texted my husband about the appointment on our way out to the car. He replied with a question of his own…
“Did they check is ability to hear the word no?”
Unfortunately they did not run this test, or perhaps it was fortunate for every one as he was sure to fail it if they had.
Somehow, “no” has meant “faster” lately. Or “you can do that if I don’t catch you first”.
One week of being four and he’s already exhausting (in the most lovable way possible, of course).
I’m just wondering, at what age do children start hearing the word no?
Does that comprehension ever arrive or do parents just learn to cope with being ignored?
I truly want to know…or maybe I don’t. Perhaps ignorance is bliss. Besides, if you tell me no, they never learn to understand it, I’ll just run the other direction covering my ears with my hands screaming “YES THEY DO YES THEY DO YES THEY DO.” It’s gotta work sometime, right?
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