Saturday, May 10, 2008

Answering Children's Questions

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 8:59 PM
As children get older new rules get added, and some rules get adjusted, but children are able to handle these changes and additions. Likewise, when teaching character traits, children need a lot of verbalizing when they are younger and less and less as they get older. Most young children will invite opportunities to verbalize traits that you want to teach them. Children notice things. And if they’re like my children, they seem to notice everything. And they ask questions. About everything. Although parents tend to get tired of the seemingly-never-ending line of questioning, these are golden opportunities. I believe if we would answer every question children ask, we wouldn’t have to formally education them until they’re about 10. In addition to teaching our children that red lights mean stop and green lights mean go, that the moon is on the other side of the earth during the day (most of the time), and that pets need lot of caring for, we can also teach our children values and positive character traits through their questions.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Answering Children's Questions

As children get older new rules get added, and some rules get adjusted, but children are able to handle these changes and additions. Likewise, when teaching character traits, children need a lot of verbalizing when they are younger and less and less as they get older. Most young children will invite opportunities to verbalize traits that you want to teach them. Children notice things. And if they’re like my children, they seem to notice everything. And they ask questions. About everything. Although parents tend to get tired of the seemingly-never-ending line of questioning, these are golden opportunities. I believe if we would answer every question children ask, we wouldn’t have to formally education them until they’re about 10. In addition to teaching our children that red lights mean stop and green lights mean go, that the moon is on the other side of the earth during the day (most of the time), and that pets need lot of caring for, we can also teach our children values and positive character traits through their questions.

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