Occasionally using an analogy can be effective in communicating a truth to your children.
Here’s why we find analogies to be so important. Listen in.
Helping Them Understand
Sometimes an analogy can be a great communication tool with our kids. So when Junior isn’t grasping what you at age 44 are trying to convey to him at age 14 ask him: “would you expect your 4-year-old brother to understand why you wouldn’t let him put a fork in the toaster? No. You just expect him to obey you. Though your brain at 14 is only a decade more developed than your brother’s at 4, my brain is over three times more developed than yours. So when I demand from you what you don’t understand or agree with, just know two things: how much I love you and the fact that I’ve been 14.”
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