July 20, 2023
A child comes in, “Can I have a popsicle?” Adult who is fixing dinner, “No, dinner is in fifteen minutes.”
Two minutes later, “Is dinner ready?”
“No, I said fifteen minutes.”
Two minutes later, “Is dinner ready…”
When we give a small child a time frame for something we might as well tell them to go taste the number nine. It literally makes no sense to them. As we grow older we, hopefully, begin to grasp the passage of time. If children don’t have an increasing concept of time they are destined for difficulty. Their teachers say, “You have ten minutes to finish this...