Dan Scott has extensively researched the power of story. In this episode, he talks with Kristen Ivy about how kids are wired to use stories, even fictional stories, to help them process the world around them, to learn empathy, and to gain perspective. Parents can use stories to teach important life principles and start meaningful conversations.

Dan Scott has extensively researched the power of story. In this episode, he talks with Kristen Ivy about how kids are wired to use stories, even fictional stories, to help them process the world around them, to learn empathy, and to gain perspective. Parents can use stories to teach important life principles and start meaningful conversations.

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How to Survive Your Preschooler’s Tough Questions

How to Survive Your Preschooler’s Tough Questions

Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets caught unawares by their preschooler’s seemingly innocent—yet loaded—questions. In theory, my five-year-old’s question was an easy one to answer, but I knew a slew of follow-up questions and rebuttals would follow, ones that would require complicated answers I wasn’t prepared to answer well.