As adorable as they are, sometimes toddlers have selective hearing — especially when they’re tired and cranky. If you’ve ever wondered why your independent preschooler seldom listens to you, check out this article: Why Toddlers Don’t Do What They’re Told.
Psychology professors at the University of Colorado at Bolder did a study to determine the cognitive abilities of 3-and-a-half year olds and 8-year-olds.
The findings were detailed this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results just might help you the next time your little one ignores you and sprints outside without his jacket when it’s freezing cold.