How should kids curiosity be handled optimally ?
Kids have the instinct power of curiosity. This makes them more creative and also enables them to shake up status quo with some brilliant questions. The way we answer to their questions can be counter productive to their curiosity. Please find the thread below lot of thoughts from TED-sters.
Even not being a parent, many times we face (I faced a number of time) questions from kids which are very difficult to answer or even we adults are unable to answer because we just don't know the answer.
Some other time we are so time poor that we don't have enough time to handle those questions so just try to escape by saying something which might not be convincing at all i.e. "Once you grow up you will know" kind of thing without admitting our limitation. Is that right ?
We also try to impose our believes in them through our answers which not all the time is right one.
Worst thing we also do are something like , "Don't talk much", "Keep Quiet", "Don't be silly" etc etc
Now my question to what should be the best way of handling kids enormous curiousity so that we don't kill their curiosity , neither we limit their potential with our own beliefs ?
The answer will be of great help because KIDs are our future.