Walking question marks
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- Michael Grose
Some kids are walking question marks.
They are always asking questions. Some of this is developmental. Children in the 3 to 5 age group are often very curious and want to know everything that’s going on. Others are just curious by nature.
Answering kids’ questions is always interesting. How much information do you give? Recently, I overheard a parent give a doctoral dissertation on European art to a four year old who asked why the lady in the paintings arms wore so many rings. “She obviously liked jewellery......She was very rich and...” These sorts of answers would have sufficed.
As a parent you want to encourage kids to be curious and you also want to be available to provide some of the answers.
Raising a walking question mark can be exasperating; but it’s usually more exasperating when they don’t ask questions.
Conversational clams are just about the hardest kids to raise.
What types of questions do your kids ask?
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