30 Times When Children Managed To Use The English Language In The Most Creative Ways
Children may be ruthless sometimes and will tell you the truth without sugarcoating it. That is why parents try and teach their little ones that it's not very nice to say some things even if they are true. But when parents forbid their kids from saying certain words, then children turn on their incredibly creative minds and gift the adults with some gems.
Twitter user @AlixEHarrow shared that she doesn't let her 4-year-old say the word 'gross' at the dinner table and that resulted in the child inventing new phrases to say the same thing.
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Apparently, forbidding words is a common thing between parents and children who then have to find ways to express themselves using different words. Parents shared the genius phrases their kids have come up with and it's a thread that will give you a good laugh.
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Alix E. Harrow is a full-time writer who lives in Kentucky. She is the author of the novels The Ten Thousand Doors Of January and The Once And Future Witches and she is now working on another one.
She is also a mother to two little children and from time to time shares the unexpected things her children say. One of her tweets went quite viral with 229k likes and in it, the author described how her 4-year-old wanted to express that he didn’t like the food he was eating and found even better ways to describe the feeling.
People in the thread loved the phrases Alix E. Harrow’s kid invented, especially the one saying "this tastes.......unlucky to me." They were saying that they will start using the expression as well.
Others started sharing their own children’s sayings when they don’t like what they are eating and this resulted in a very fun thread that would make anyone’s day brighter.
Children may be really picky eaters, especially in their toddler years. Researchers say that there are several reasons why little children may not eat certain foods. They may actually just simply have food preferences, they want to feel in control, they feel stressed about mealtime, or have a fear of trying out new foods. It can also be a case of an emotional moment that doesn't have anything to do with food or they are provided with examples of picky eaters.
Usually, these preferences go away and children broaden their tastes, but it’s always smart to offer them new and different things all the time or try to convince them to taste the same things as taste changes over time.
To encourage children to eat, it is advised to let them be autonomous and choose what plate they want to eat from, with what utensils, and in what order they want to eat. Researchers suggest being sensitive and calm, creating a routine for them, and making sure that mealtimes aren’t stressful.
And if your children don’t like a certain meal you’ve prepared, share their reaction and unexpected wording of their feelings in the comments! Also, don’t forget to upvote the tweets that made you laugh the most and share your thoughts and reactions.