3-year-old boy argues better than any lawyer! [video]

When a child speaks his first word, it’s a precious moment valued by any parent. By the time that same child’s vocabulary includes the word “no”, [curiously, although he can say it, he can’t hear it] the cute factor begins to wane. When that child thinks he’s mastered the art of reasoning  with a parent, doom ensues. This short video of a mother trying to reason with her three-year-old son proves the case.

It’s excruciating watching Linda trying to get the boy to hear her out. He just takes her words and spins them right back at her, along the lines of a discussion which goes “what movie would you like to see? I dunno, what movie do YOU want to see?”

Reason, logic and toddlers. Good luck trying to get those three to mix.

Chances are, as a parent, you’ve had to answer questions  with answers such as “because I say so”, “maybe later” or “if you don’t, the monsters will get you”. Sure, that last one isn’t a very popular modern parenting tool, but it would be cool to use if you didn’t have to shell out for your kid’s therapy later on.

I rest my case, your honour

As the saying goes, don’t take a knife to a gun fight; and that’s pretty good advice when it comes to toddlers, too. If you’re tempted to introduce logic, you’re going to lose… You'll be that slightly-crazed parent crying softly and chuckling at the same time, telling people that at least your argumentative kid will be a good lawyer one day.

Watch as this little boy offers his slightly precocious arguments about why the cookie his mom has denied him is, by rights, his:

My 3 year old must argue and debate everything via Youtube/Linda Beltran

Does your child listen when you say “NO”?
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