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It will increase conversation between you and your child, because if she really doesn’t know the answer to a “why” question, you and she can discuss it until she discovers the answer. Nag, Nag, Nag 23 2 Getting Out in the World For a preschool- or elementary-age child (and her parents), going to school, beginning to explore extracurricular activities, and starting to spend time with peers as friends, offer the first real opportunities for truly meaningful social interaction, as well as the chance to explore rules and routines outside her own home and outside of the presence of a parent.
It is almost as if now that they’ve tasted what it’s like to have a social life, they can’t get enough of it. Uncovering the Meaning This question represents the first sign that your child is now behaving as a full-fledged, independently functioning, social human being. Your child will meet new friends primarily in school and at extra-curricular activities. She will learn how to make friends and interact with them, with less parent or teacher involvement than when she was younger. She will thrill at the opportunity to build on these new relationships outside of school— thus the continued nagging question.
You established the habit of sitting with her from the beginning, and now you don’t want to do it anymore. However, your presence has become a crutch that she doesn’t believe she can do without— and perhaps you’re not sure she can either. 3. She is having difficulty with the academic demands of homework or with the attention/ focus that homework requires. She truly needs you (or someone) there to explain the work to her or help her stay focused. The Best Way to Respond If your child asks for homework help because she likes the attention, it is best to begin weaning her from this.