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Posted 06/08/10 - 8:04 AM:
Subject: Spilled Milk
A parent observes its young child, say around 7 or 8 years, run into the house to drink a glass of milk (or whatever). The child makes a mess of it by spilling some milk, leaving the open carton on the counter and not rinsing the glass. Glances at the mess, and then heads back out to play.

1) Is this child more likely to be male or female?

2) Why is it this child has done this?

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Posted 06/08/10 - 9:10 AM:

i don't think the child is more likely to be either male or female. there could be a number of influencing factors, the one which leaps most readily to mind is that the parents have not taught the child the importance of tidying one's living space. of course, this is not the only possible explanation. it could be that the parents, or one of the parents, is so overbearing that the child passive aggressively antagonizes the parent by leaving a mess. it could be that the parents have done everything they can to teach the child this simple lesson and the child is not able to retain its value due to some biological circumstances, ie. brain structure. what are your thoughts cripes?
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Posted 06/08/10 - 11:00 AM:

cripes wrote:

1) Is this child more likely to be male or female?



This child is more likely to be a male or a tomboy.



2) Why is it this child has done this?




Because he is very energetic and active and he is very focussed too. His hunger drives him hard to have something, in between of his play but then he is done quickly with feeding himself and his grim concentration on the play calls him back to the ground(or to the place where he was engajed hitherto).


Thank you.
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Posted 06/08/10 - 12:59 PM:

The following is an interesting blog entry on the brain.

http://www.solarnavigator.net/human_brain.htm
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Posted 06/09/10 - 2:04 AM:

Children's brains are rapidly developing. But that also implies that they need a lot of development. Maybe the child just doesn't realise the implications of the events yet. That makes it more likely to be a boy, since, as we all know, girls are two years ahead. wink
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Posted 06/09/10 - 6:18 AM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
Children's brains are rapidly developing. But that also implies that they need a lot of development. Maybe the child just doesn't realise the implications of the events yet. That makes it more likely to be a boy, since, as we all know, girls are two years ahead. wink
laughing And dogs are 7 years ahead. *KIDDING*.

Edited by cripes on 06/09/10 - 6:57 AM
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