• Jen Miller

When the Why Doesn't Matter...

Updated: May 18

Sometimes we get so focused on the "why" that we forget to do something about it. It's like it's a part of our human nature and curiosity that needs to know the answer to "why" something happens. There are those instances where the why would not give the person any satisfaction, like when tragedy or a sudden illness occurs. Then there are those times when we know why something happens, and we still ask why it happened. We do this a lot with our kids. Let's face it; most of the time, we do not want to hear their reason for hurting their sibling or why they are talking back because both are unacceptable behaviors. ⁣ ⁣ So, where do we go from here?⁣ ⁣ We take a preventative approach, and we don't set up our kids, unintentionally, of course, to fail. If we cannot prevent something from happening again in the future, then we plan a course of action to create safeguards from this happening again.⁣ ⁣ The next time you ask "why." Think before you ask. If you know the answer, then move on to a solution by allowing your child to problem-solve to prevent future occurrences.⁣

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