From How to talk so kids can learn — at home and in school by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Especially unsettling to a child is the question that demands the answer to why he feels what he feels. The word “why” requires him to justify his feelings, to come up with a logical, acceptable reason for having them. Often he doesn’t know the reason.
Seems like a word to reasonably proscribe from many an adult-to-adult conversation too.
And so for day 181