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Jelena Maricic | Drexel university, Philadelphia | USA

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A simple tip for explaining absense to toddlers

My mom came up with a very bright (and simple) idea on how to explain to very small kids (toddler level) that mommy will not be back for days. And I would like to share it.

So I was absent from home more than half of a  month in the last month due to two collaboration meetings and a conference. Does not happen every month luckily. My mom, who was babysitting my children (2 and 4 years old) devised an ingenious way of telling them that there is no point in asking couple of times a day when is mommy coming back home. And here it is:

“Mommy went to work by airplane so she can not be back quickly (solid proof is a car left at home). Mommy only comes back quickly if she went to work by car! “

And it worked! Simple enough:).

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