One child’s take on the day’s activities:
“At the concert, we weren’t supposed to make any noise. And at the Bulls game, they wanted us to make as much noise as possible.”
It was a very interesting observation, and it was a great reminder that the ability to communicate is completely dependent on the situation. Not a paradigm-shifting thought, certainly, but it is proof that a one-size-fits-all approach to communications is not a good idea. Think about this example the next time someone asks why the same idea or solution cannot be applied to different situations. The answer is that context is everything.