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1011 W. Grove Street, Kaufman, TX 75142
Appointments 972.932.1319

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Listening to Kid Logic for a Compromise

Most children rarely get the chance to change an adult's mind using their own logic. However, developing logical thoughts is important to their decision-making and communication abilities. For example, dinner is taking longer than expected to prepare. A half-hour before it, your child asks for a snack. Usually, he hears, "Not so close to dinner." However, appetizers or sampling the dinner fare is not uncommon as an adult's hunger builds. Similarly, your child is hungry. You do have a legitimate concern that sweet snacks will ruin his appetite. Try stating it in a way that will elicit a logical response: "My only worry is that fruit snacks will keep you from eating your dinner." Listen to your child's response. Then, come to a compromise that allows a small nutritional snack, and keeps you both in good spirits when dinner is served.

Total Care Pediatrics Total Care Pediatrics
1011 W. Grove Street
Suite 200
Kaufman, TX 75142

Lone Star Pediatrics Lone Star Pediatrics
1011 W. Grove Street
Suite 100
Kaufman, TX 75142

Kids Healthcare Kids Healthcare
1011 W. Grove Street
Suite 120
Kaufman, TX 75142