One of the most powerful words in our vocabulary is: Why?
In the hands of a toddler, it can become one of the most challenging. I remember a number of conversations with my daughters when they were in that 2-5 year-old range. They demanded the most thorough explanations of just about everything imaginable. I know that my wife and I heard the word “Why” at least a hundred times a day.
Why is it so powerful? Why do toddlers use it so much? Simple. It opens our minds to new information. It drives learning. It fuels the fire of curiosity that burns within each of us.
Are you using “Why?” as much today as you did when you were younger? Is the fire of curiosity still burning for you?