Response & Reaction

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In child psychology, children almost always react in conversation/argumentation rather than responding. However, could this reaction not be the lack of communication skills in the child, but moreover, the level of communication skills in the parent, and the child is merely mirroring through observational learning, reacting accordingly?

As we often lack the patience for those closest to us, could this be why as adults we have a bias to respond, rather than react?

Anthony Addington-Barker