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What are few tough questions you faced so far from a KID

It's another discussion on my KID series , I already few on KIDs on threads below , where some thoughts of TED community are there

http://www.ted.com/conversations/1535/why_kids_lose_curiosity_in_the.html
http://www.ted.com/conversations/1568/what_about_having_ted_kid.html
http://www.ted.com/conversations/2841/how_should_kids_curiosity_be_h.html

Being naive and curious , kids often come up with very simple but challenging questions.
Was wondering do those questions has got any specific pattern , depending on the culture , society , country they grow up ? Or there are some common basic tough questions as well.

It would be great if share following

1) What are few tough questions you faced from KID/s?

2)What were your answers if you had given one ?

3) Do you think those answers were sufficient meet the curiosity ?

4) What could be a better answer if you think now the answer gave was not good enough?

Well let me give a recent example of such question......

Why countries fight each other ?

I answered sometimes in some country there are bad people , who fight..... by answering so, I found that was a dumb kind of answer as was bombered immediately more questions..........



Looking forward for your active participation............

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Closing Statement from Salim Solaiman

It seems KIDs came up with challenging questions at least to them who contributed here may be it matters to them how to face those challenges of KIDs. Thankful to all the contributors.

Now a days as KIDs are far more expose to lot of information sources they can come with very difficult questions, which I faced many times. Kids being our future we need to handle those in a way , so their natural creativity or curiosity doesn't being impacted negatively, and also they get an unbiased fair answer, which should be right to each and every child of humankind.

As @ Debra said rightly as adults we shouldn't fall in the dificulties by giving or setting an example to KIDs which gives the message it doesn't matter if one talks and walks differently. That will highly impact KIDs morality negatively which no rational human being can do.

Wishing for a better tomorrow for Kids of today and tomorrow.........:)

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  • Jun 12 2011: Well, I have a question asked by a pair of four year olds twins.
    1) How are babies made?
    Well, when mommies and daddies love each other, they... I changed the subject to going out for a treat promptly after that. This answer obviously would have not satisfied an older child, but since then, the twins have not asked. I should have done something else rather than sheltering them, but what am I to say? I am not a parent of any kind.
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      Jun 13 2011: Hi Paige

      That's an important point you came up with. Yes the questions evolves with the age of the kid and same answer can't satisfy them as they grow up , if they come up with it again in later age.

      That is one of the most common questions I guess and we give varried answers depending on culture, societal perspective.
      Well one can face question of kid even not being a parent.

      I faced lot before being a father......Thanks for sharing :)

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