Child Psychology and Behaviour

How to deal with difficult questions your child asks

Navneet Bahri
3 to 7 years

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How to deal with difficult questions your child asks

It is not unnatural for children to ask awkward questions, but if not dealt with correctly, it can leave unnatural thoughts in the child’s psyche. A mother here shares, from her own learnings, how she deals with questions her child asks her.

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Varsha Pandey

| Jan 27, 2017

yeh, I agree my daughter is soon to be 8. i encounter such questions now very often but trust me when u answer them sensibly it will definitely satisfy their curiosity for the time. it does develops a new relation between mother and child. They trust u more than any other sources. and yes "I'll explain you when u grow up a little more " does helps.

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Tanuja Chitre

| Sep 15, 2016

loved to read it .simple. crisp. clear and to the point.

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| Aug 04, 2016

my daughter is 3 yrs 4months old. she keeps on asking questions continuously. questions looking at TV, books ,school etc. , like why boy jumped ,why aunty is wearing blue saree? why my teacher name is nirosha?. I am becoming impatient answering. How to handle this?

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archana j

| Dec 05, 2015

thank you so much for the article. i also have daughter and sometimes i really get confuse to answer her certain awkward questions. i delivered my younger once recently and i answered her that doctor cut my tummy and ur sister was born. but when our cat gave kitten she asked me "mummy how come they came out" and to this i was speechless. uptill now i dont have some convincing answer

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Navneet Rathi

| Oct 22, 2015

Children have a natural development cycle in between 1-15 years. There are critical periods of the development in the children like: 1 year - Physical self 2-3 years -emotional self ( the emotional self develops through genetic programming as well as subconscious absorption of thought energy from external world) 3-6 years -conceptual self - development of language and words to label the world 7-11 years - concrete self (engagement with the material world starts,whatever they see around them,they want to know to build knowledge) 11-15 years- transpersonal self- self thinking emerges from the knowledge they have acquired till this time. They take action based on the knowledge they have acquired. The questions children ask are mostly related to develop these development cycles to build their personality though this happens subconsciously. Its very important to provide them appropriate answers as these answers build deep subconscious memories.

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Srijita Singha

| Oct 04, 2015

I am a teacher by profession. Children comes up with several questions like why do I let gals rest wen they say something as trivial as their stomach is paining, wat dd the gal say(questions from the boys wen any gal comes and speak in my ears abt they hv started their periods), how are babies born... how do they get into their mom's belly, etc. Cn I get some relevant and child friendly answers for stich questions? My children belong to the group of 7-8 yrs and 10-13yrs of age. I'm looking forward to a rpl as I genuinely nd sm help.

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| Sep 28, 2015

A very apt topic Navneet. My 6 year old is a treasure trove of questions. She will ask questions even when brushing her teeth. There are occasions when the questions may get a little awkward. I try to be honest & keep the answers simple. The points you have put across are great and will prepare any parent to deal with the questions. Thanks.

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| Sep 18, 2015

At times it may not look really important, but this blog by navneet outlines why is it still important for a parent to speak to her child about it.

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