Parents of preschoolers will no doubt recognize this favored phrase among the the 2-5 year old set – often asked (or whined) when they are being told something they don’t necessarily want to hear (ie: It’s bedtime/bathtime/time to come inside!). In her article from the September issue of Active Family Magazine (page 18-19), child development and behavior specialist Betsy Brown Braun writes about the many different purposes that may be behind your child’s question of “Whyyyyy?”

The Trouble With “Whyyyyyyy?”