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Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Theme of Choices

Isn't choice supposed to be a good thing? Sort of. Just think of what happens every time you turn on the TV. First, there are hundreds of channels to choose from, then there are all those products presented in ads and placed on whatever show we've managed to settle on. And that's just the simple stuff. Choices get much more complicated when your child is out there exploring. Decision-making is one of the most difficult things to learn and can lead to the most pain, joy and disappointment. In fact, the places you'll go are your child's choices. No wonder this theme crops up throughout Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Where are his mom and dad to help him make the decision?
A: Maybe they're in Palm Beach with Mayzie.

Q: Why is it so hard for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind?
A: Gee, sweetums, I really don't know. Do you think it's because they're afraid? Or is it because they're lazy? Or is it because they can see the pros and cons of both choices? Hmm. I can't seem to make up my mind…

Q: Will I ever be so confused?
A: Um… yes. Sorry kiddo. On the plus side, everyone else is totally befuddled, too.

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