Friday, October 7, 2016
Answering Questions From Your Children
You know what a joy children can be if you have children of your own, as they are often even more fun, more beautiful, and more exciting than you ever imagined they would be; of course you also know, with those sweet children of your own, that they can be a handful at times - and one of the areas above all others where they can end up being a handful is in the questions they ask you. Regardless of whether the question is something about how the world works or something more complicated, such as how Santa Claus sucks in his belly enough to fit down the chimney, or such as that question of all questions, "Where do babies come from," it will be beneficial for you to know a few important things for answering the questions that your little ones come up with. When your child asks you a question that takes you off guard, one of the immediate reactions can be to simply make something up, or to tell a slight fib that will make the question go away - but even though you will never know exactly what your child will ask, you should know that the best approach is to always answer honestly, when you can! Of course, it is also important for you to know "when you can" answer honestly; even though you will not want to tell your child a non-truth, there will be times when your child is asking a question they will not understand the answer to, or that they are not quite ready to hear the answer to, and if this is the case, your best bet is to (firstly) recognize that this is one such situation, and (secondly) skirt around the issue without telling them that they are "not old enough," and without telling them a non-truth! And realize that your child asking you a question and receiving an answer is not necessarily the end of the issue, as they may also go to your significant other with the same question - so make sure your significant other is aware, and make sure they know the answer you gave!