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"What do you think?” or "I don’t know, but we can Google it when we get home” are two suggestions.
Written by Treasures
Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:37 a.m.
I know children learn (or even adults) by asking, so I dont mind my son asking me questions. If I dont know the answer, i tell him that even mummy doesnt know everything or it is like this beacuse God wants it to be like this. Sometimes, if he asks same question again and again, i tell him that i already told you about that, so that he learns to remember things. It's actually good to google something you dont know to add to your knowledge too:-0)
Thursday, 18 March 2010 10:17 p.m.
My son very much likes to ask questions and I usually have an answer, if I dont then it's 'what do you think?' or "lets find out" BUT then there is the same question over and over and over again, so after answering the same question about 5 times it always turns into, "what do you think" or 'you asked that already, do you remember what the answer was?'
When my lil girl was born I was expecting to get the questions about why she sleeps lots and why she cries etc, but I never got those, instead it was "she sleeps lots coz she is just a baby aye mum?" or (when crying) "I think she needs her nappy changed mum'....So adorable!
Monday, 1 February 2010 4:27 a.m.
I really like the idea of turning the question around and encouraging the little'un to answer or speculate on what the answer might be! It also makes sure that they know you care and are interested in their point of view and their thoughts (and indeed that those things are important)
Saturday, 10 October 2009 5:28 a.m.
I think turning the question back onto the child is a great idea... i do it with ds already, as it encourages their imagination and i like the fact that you can listen to their answer and then say "thats an interesting idea, maybe we should look it up on the computer and see if thats right"
Friday, 9 October 2009 11:02 a.m.
I say "I'm not sure" or " I don't know" "lets asked daddy" or "we'll look into that" or "we'll find out later"
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