Kids are not so sweet nowadays. They sometimes can ask questions with leave the adults stumped. Their questions keep on getting tougher with time.
1. Whether adults are better than kids.
We always teach our children that adults and kids are different from each other. Sometimes they develop a concept that adults are better than kids in every way. So it is parents’ responsibility to clear the idea that adults can be both good and bad.
2. Why clocks tick clockwise?
Grown-ups just tend to accept the earlier established facts without further questions but the kids are curious. So you can make a sundial for demonstration. Explain to them how ancient clocks used a different kind of projecting object called “gnomon”. It determined time by casting a shadow which transferred clockwise.
3. Why people in different places speak different languages?
This kind of questions is very common for kids to ask. Don’t make this too tough for the kids to understand. Start with how millions of years ago people there were only a few people who moved together, recognised things and named them together. As the population grew people named different things differently.
4. Do animals have their own languages too?
Generally, animals do not have exclusive languages like us. Which means a cat of Australia can understand a cat from England. But research shows that birds from different regions speak different languages.
5. What is time?
Now this one is tough. Don’t try to explain your kids with theories from Physics. Rather answer their questions in simple words and say time is human being’s invention to measure their lives. Then give examples of how difficult lives would have been without time.
6. Why am I the way I am?
When kids face personal identity troubles they often ask this question. It can be tough for them to accept the way they are. It is important to make them realise that each individual is different. There are many distinctive aspects which contribute to building up their character.
7. Why doesn’t Ron/Bella like me?
Kids can be heart-broken when someone in their school teases them or don’t like them. At that time, it is important to make them understand that every individual’s choices are different. It is ok if others don’t like them doesn’t make them bad or good.
8. How to make a right choice?
In a tough situation your kids require guidance. Tell your little ones to listen to their heart and trust their intuition. Do what makes them happy without hurting anyone else’s feelings.
9. How can we at times see the Moon during the day?
Children obviously have this misconception that Moon shines at night and Sun at day. This is a good chance to explain to them how planets and moon revolve, also how day and night happens.
10. Why do grown ups lie if its wrong?
White lies can be a tough topic to explain to kids. So stick to lying is bad. And teach them to apologise if they ever told a lie.
11. What happens to the poop in the plane toilets?
No, the poop does not fall off to the ground on somebody’s head. The planes have sewage containers where the wastes are stored and cleaned once the plane lands.
12. What can happen if somebody walks on Mars without a space suit?
The questions of the kids get tough eventually. Well as we know due to high atmospheric pressure on Mars, a person’s blood will boil if that person doesn’t wear a space suit.