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JessicaMakowski1370053469 JessicaMakowski1370053469 1 year

I too am qualified as I am a licensed therapist :) I didn't mean to upset you, I simply wanted to point out the fact that we should laugh with each other as it sounds like we are all going through it or have gone through it at one point. I can agree with your thoughts on today/tomorrow, that is a very difficult concept for children to learn and perhaps the way the author has been explaining it isn't the best method. However, in the context of the article, I found it quite amusing :)

mnwatson1 mnwatson1 1 year

I actually wasn't psychoanalyzing her methods, though I am fully qualified to do so, if I so chose to.

She made the statement that it's "the very same conversation we've been having for the past couple of years, really," when referring to the today/tomorrow thing, and it seemed pretty clear in the context of the writing that she didn't understand why her now 5 year-old didn't understand the difference between today and tomorrow. Having taken enough child development and child psychology classes, I'm well aware of the reasoning behind why her conversations have not been fruitful, and I thus made the decision to comment on it.

There was absolutely no reason for you to get so bent out of shape on what was intended to be an explanation of the most likely reason her kid (and probably others) were having trouble with the concept.

Good grief. Put the gloves away.

JessicaMakowski1370053469 JessicaMakowski1370053469 1 year

How about just enjoy the story and laugh like I did instead of psychoanalyzing her methods?? All I could do was laugh because my 3 year old sounds exactly like each and every item in this. Hysterical, thanks for the article! Glad mine isn't the only "licker"!

mnwatson1 mnwatson1 1 year

"No, it's not tomorrow yet. Today is today — and tomorrow will be tomorrow!"

If you're honestly telling this to your kid, then it's no wonder that they're confused. Seriously, you're telling them that today is today, and tomorrow will be tomorrow. Then, when "tomorrow" comes, you're telling them that that day is today, and that the next day will be tomorrow. Essentially, you're teaching them that tomorrow never actually comes.

How about telling them that tomorrow is the day after today, and leave it at that.

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