How many times have you found yourself around a child that seems to have an abundance of things to ask or say? A question is asked, and the answer just prompts another question; or an extensive narrative about any topic seems to go on without end. And how many times have you found yourself providing an answer or acknowledgement steeped in brevity? “Why do cats meow?” “Because that’s what cats do…” Or “mmhm, yup, ok…” in response to their protracted dialogue regarding why Johnny always seem to get the ball first – while you check on your important emails or text messages, or make sure your dish on the stove does not boil over. Everyone’s been there, for whatever reason, at some point in these interactions with children.

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