So my girlfriend and I are raising an awesome little tyke. He's 3 (as of November) and for the life of us, we can't wrap our heads around him not being able to explain things. I'm not talking about explaining metaphysics lol But more so something like this: Mom: "Jack, why are you sad?" Jack: "Because" Mom: "...but why? What made you sad?" Jack: "Because I am" or if he's in trouble... Mom: "Jack, why did you hurt Sally at school?" Jack: "Because I did" Mom: "But why? I want to know why you hurt her." Jack: "I don't know. I just did." It's just a couple of very basic examples but hopefully you get the idea. We don't get mad, but it's like he either doesn't want to answer the question, "Why?" or doesn't understand how to. Some of her concern is that he can't, possibly some sort of deficiency, but I lean more towards the idea that he just simply doesn't grasp how to explain his feelings and actions yet. Still, I'm not sure how to help develop that. Any ideas? Comments?