Juiced up

Enjoy conversations with your child

Q: My two-year-old daughter will ask for juice even when her glass is full. What’s going on? Is she just looking for attention?

A: Your little one might be playing with the language she has; she knows how to ask for juice and she’s practising as much as possible. Play with her; show her that she already has lots of juice and tell her what would happen if you added more. Make it friendly and fun, not a lecture. Ask her what else she could drink. Could she drink milk? What about water? Then get silly — could she drink mud? (Ewww, yucky.) Enjoy your conversation with her and have fun watching her expand her vocabulary.

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