A Pocket Full Of Buttons

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The last panel reminds me of my time doing preschool research. I got to see, again and again, that one of the best things that adults can do in conversation with small children is to avoid the urge to tell something isn’t real or accurate. If they tell you that they flew to daycare, instead of saying, “No, Daddy drove you in the car,” ask them, “Really? Did you have wings or were you on an airplane?” Because the kid already knows that Daddy drove them to daycare. What they want (and need) from the exchange is to share a moment of joyful imagination — something that we, as adults, really need too!

(Plus, you can never learn to have a conversation if the person you’re talking to just corrects you all the time.)

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