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The ‘why phase’: How to deal with your toddler’s many, many questions

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This phase is as much about building a relationship as it is about finding answers. (Thomas Barwick/Getty Images)
This phase is as much about building a relationship as it is about finding answers. (Thomas Barwick/Getty Images)

Yes, of course, your child is a genius for being so interested in the world and asking you so many, many questions all the time about every tiny detail of just about everything she sees, touches, tastes, smells, or thinks.

All those sweet, bright questions flowing from your toddler are adorable, but they can also drive you nutty (just one moment of silence, please!).

Here's why your toddler asks why all the time. We also give some tips on how to manage all those questions before you lose your parenting cool.

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