How to answer children's questions correctly?

Your "why" began to plague you with various questions? Experts tell you how to answer them correctly. Indeed, many questions baffle even moms and dads "with great experience." And what if you do not know the answer, and do not want to deceive your baby, and plan to satisfy his cognitive interest? Well, then just follow the guidelines in this article.

How to answer a child's question?

No ignore!

No matter how busy you are, no matter how strange the question the child asks you, do not ignore it. He may seem to you stupid and stupid, but sometimes it seems that way when the parent himself does not know how to answer him. But for a kid everything around seems unusual and unclear, while for us, adults, everything is elementary and obvious. You are the most important and authoritative source of information for your child.

For an illustrative example, I propose to take a simple and seemingly silly question for adults: "Why doesn't the Sun fall?"


You cannot answer like this: "You are still small, if you grow up, you will find out!", "Go and ask your dad / mom!", "Because ...", etc. These are not answers at all, but real excuses. You yourself do not know what to say, so you try to shift everything to a far corner or to another person.

If you answer the kid in this way, then you show him that he asked stupidity. And you just reassure yourself that you kind of answered and did not ignore the baby. But, if you constantly answer the child in this way, you will lose all your authority. Your answer is a real dummy.


Another answer that cannot be used. "Why doesn't the Earth fall on the Sun?" or "Why should the sun fall?"

If you can continue this whole conversation, then there is nothing wrong with such responses. After all, you invite the child to reason, think over the question itself. If not, then the point is to "powder the brain" of the child. You can answer him like this, well, with a question to a question, and while he thinks, google what interests you in order to be able to continue the conversation with your curious baby!

The universe

Many parents are clever in this way, and believe that their answer is appropriate and understandable. But for the kid - this is another dummy. “This is what God did”, “This is how our world is made”, etc.

Long answer

Well, I'm talking about the force of gravity, the size of the planets, the volumes... If your kid is still young enough, maybe you shouldn't be pretending to be a professor? He still will not understand a thing of what you said! In addition, you will extinguish children's curiosity, make it clear that everything around is somehow boring. On the other hand, if the child himself wants accurate data, because he has a logical mindset, then why not.

Fairy tales

"The sun is glued to the sky with glue", "The sun is holding onto the clouds with rays", etc.

Well, if your child is very young, then you can answer that way. Toddlers love fairy tales, but be careful. After all, the truth is that this answer is not true! Try to prepare a more truthful answer for the future.

Answer options

"It is written on the net that ...", "Many people believe that the sun will still fall", "There is an opinion that ...". These answers are ambiguous, you show the child that opinions can be different, so his horizons are broadened, and you also encourage his zeal for reflection and independent conclusions.


"The sun cannot fall," "The sun is far from the Earth, so it does not fall," etc.

First, it's true. Secondly, you just answered, and this is how your child most likely wanted. And don't forget to leave room for your kid's imagination. Intrigue, interest is very good!

Don't dismiss your kid's questions. You may not know the answer, but you should try and find it simple, appropriate and truthful!

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