Kids and Moms – Communication

Note: In case you think this sounds familiar, this is a variation of a post I did a while back on communication between husbands and wives.

A mom’s questions can have very different meanings to her son than they do to her. Here are some examples:

Mom’s Words: “Would you like to set the table?

Mom’s Meaning Child’s Answer
You, set the table. Not really.

Mom’s Words: “Where are you?

Mom’s Meaning Child’s Answer
Come here. Over here.

Mom’s Words: “Are you wearing that?

Mom’s Meaning Child’s Answer
Go change into something more appropriate. Yes, I just put it on.

Those were, of course, random examples from anonymous people.

Here’s my tip for moms: Don’t ask your son a question if you want him to do (or stop doing) something. Direct commands are best.

Here’s my tip for kids: Chances are good that your mom will ask a question that requires an action, not an answer. But you still need to answer her so that she knows you got the message. But don’t answer the question as it was phrased, answer by saying what you’re going to do.

I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel 7:16

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