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    Nov 13, 2013

    What Parents Say Vs. What Kids Hear

    What weʼve got here is a failure to communicate.

    “Grandma doesnʼt want to make a big deal out of her birthday this year.”

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    What kids hear:

    "Don't tell your father how much I spent at Target."

    What kids hear:

    "Go to your room!"

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    What kids hear:

    “Thatʼs it! I canʼt deal with you anymore! Just wait ʻtil your father is home!”

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    What kids hear:

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    “Itʼs important that you apply yourself in math class. One day when you have a family of your own and handle the finances youʼll thank me.”

    What kids hear:

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    "Come here right now!"

    What kids hear:

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    "Stop crying!"

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    What kids hear:

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    “I have asked you to clean your room every night for a week and itʼs still not done.”

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    What kids hear:

    “You've played enough video games for one day. Turn it off.”

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    What kids hear:

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    "If you're good you can have a cookie."

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    What kids hear:

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    “I got us tickets to hear the Philharmonic!”

    Josh Berglund / Via Flickr: tyrian123

    What kids hear:

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    “We'll see.”

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    What kids hear:

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    “Back when I was a kid there werenʼt any iPads for us play with.”

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    What kids hear:

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    "What do you say we forget these chores and go get some pizza?"

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    What kids hear:

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