Deal Easy With Your Child's Curiosity
Curiosity is the mother of all inventions. Curiosity is one characteristic that makes your kid keep you on your toes all the time. You cannot make curious kids. It is an innate tendency that helps kids to explore and learn about the world around them. Parents can be at their wits' ends trying to answer all the "whys" from the kids. This is a challenging process. Not only can the kids catch you with difficult questions, but can also make you ponder and think over so many things that you may have otherwise ignored.
What are the ways that can help parents deal with the curiosity of kids? The methodology of dealing with the questions may differ from parent to parent, but there are certain guidelines that will help you sail through in such difficult situation with relative ease and satisfy the inquisitiveness of your child as well.
- Remember you are your child's first teacher: Your child will first see, emulate, and ask you questions, as you are her first teacher and guide. Be childlike when you help them explore the world around them. Remember most of the things that they see and the experience are the first time in their lives. They have innumerable questions and several emotions like excitement, fear, uncertainty regarding each of such experience. Deal with every such emotional phase of your child calmly.
- Don’t use too much of "don’ts": Your child needs to know the world around by exploring. Your concerns are okay when you do not want your child to get hurt or do something that may harm her. But at the same time, ensure that you do not use too much of negativity when dealing with such situations. Do not stop her from doing things that interests her and intrigues her, but may be botheration for you. For instance, do not stop your child from exploring colors by means of water colors just because you feel you have clean up the mess once your child is done. Such an attitude on the part of the parents' stops the child from exploring various facets and makes her an irritable and diffident child.
- What if you do not know the answer to the question your child asked: Think about the probable answers. You can ask your child too about the likely answers. Ask for some time to look into and get back with the right answer and make sure you do that. If your child does not get the answers, she will stop asking questions.
- Expose her to tools that will satisfy your child's curiosity: Give your child the leaning tools that will help her get some of the answers by her. That ways she will not only be making efforts for the answers but will also relax you a little. Books, toys, and creative tools that help your kid learn about the various concepts effortlessly are the best. You can also introduce your child to a good learning website for kids. Such website will not only give the answers but will also contain loads of other questions/ puzzles and activities that will hone your child's thinking skills further.
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