Kids Keep on Asking Question

@cearn25 (3460)
Philippines
April 6, 2012 8:04am CST
I have this nephew of mine whom I consider very intelligent and witty. He is just three years old. He is the kid I mentioned in one of my discussion about disciplining a child. (You can check that discussion if you are interested.) You know what, I just love this kid because he easily learns many things. He can recall those things happened to him and describes a person very detailed according to what he sees. Although sometimes he has this attitude of throwing things when he wants something that he can't get. On the other hand I get also sometimes irritated because when he starts asking question, he doesn't seem stop asking. It happens so many times already like for example in watching a TV, he asks why is that and how did that happen and what are those. I can't do nothing about it but answer his questions politely. After asking, he asks again. Endless. I know kids like him are just very curious about his surroundings. He is still learning. I make it sure he learns the right way that is why I want to guide him always. Annoying though, they are just kids. Cute little ones.
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12 responses
• China
7 Apr 12
what a lovely nephew!I can understand your feeling, because I also have a 7-months old son, although he is very small and can't speak, he is also very curious for everything new, he likes always to touch the goods when he can touch it, when we call his name, he will smile and put out his hand to let us embrace. if he make something wrong, we will angry with him, however, he will still smile, what a lovely son! I feel very happy when I see my son even if sometimes very tired. Now no matter any how, I will do my utmost to let my son happy and can grow up with a good enviroment.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
Wow! I must say your baby boy must be adorable. Well, don't worry but he is up to the point of speaking. Just guide him always. What he can do now in his age is to observe the surroundings, crawl, smile, cry when he poops or hungry and etc. Nurture him my friend. Give him what you think is right for him but not to the point of spoiling the child. Happy Easter!
• China
8 Apr 12
thanks for your kind words!I will give my son enougth love, will guide him for the happy and correct ways.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
9 Apr 12
You are very much welcome my friend. Continue to love, guide and give him happiness as a parent. That is how a parent must do to their children.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
10 Apr 12
Yeah, some kids are just annoying because they keep asking questions, but it's good for them to ask than keeping quiet about it.. haha However some kids only ask for the sake of asking, without putting much thoughts in them. WHile some kids only ask when they are at home, but when they are in school, they are very quiet.. haha As such, we will never know which is their real personality My godson is really noisy and talkative when i'm around him, but when strangers are there, he becomes very quiet.. haha
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
12 Jun 12
Some kids who tend to keep on asking questions are only confident whenever they are around with the people whom they know. But when they are surrounded by people they don't really know that much, they seem to be quiet, shy and wants to go to their parents. I love it when kids ask me questions though it is really very annoying sometimes.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 12
Is it just me? Or kids these days are becoming smarter and more witty? Is it because their milk is more nutritious and technology makes them learn things fast?
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
No, it isn't just you. I am with you. Kids these days are already wise enough to be what they really are. They are becoming to be very intelligent. I guess milk and technology has something to do with it and how their parents have nurtured them.
@pacobid (71)
• China
7 Apr 12
Well,kids are always curious about everything around them.This is very common.When my child was that age,he kept asking various questions.Some questions may be very difficult to anwser.For example,he asks me that where he comes from or why dads are always taller than mothers.I think this is very funny.Hust as you said,they are kids just little ones.Enjoy your time with your sweetheart.May god bless you.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
You are right my friend. Kids are not yet familiar with the world we live in. With the questions, some of it were normal and some were not. Only them can understand how do they form that kind of questions. They are so cute when they ask weird questions. I am puzzled how will I be able to answer it. Anyway, thanks for your beautiful response and Happy Easter!
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
7 Apr 12
Wew..he's amazing I think. You're true that he must be very smart. Yup, mny reasearchers said that if a child stop questioning in everything is one of indications that the child is smart. I also have this kind of experience but not with my nephew or else, but with my own daughter. She cant stop questioning me about everything since she can speak clearly till today. She is almost five yeaes old now. Just like your experience, she keeps on asking when we're watching TV together. I cant enjoy the program at all if she starts asking. Sometimes I am able to answer it but it often happens I was so stuck and have no answer. And if it happens I will ask back to her and let her to answer her question by herself. It works always. lol. I know it is not too good but sometimes I was just so tired in answering her questions or maybe I'm focusing on something so I cant answer her question well. Many people said that she is a smart. I hope those people are true. Oya, FYI only that based on research, said that a child could ask about 400 questions a day. So we must be very patient in dealing with this..lol..
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
I like your answer because it is research based and also from experience. In the end, we have to be patient to them. They are just kids and they don't know yet about the world. They are still learning. In learning, we have to be always there with them to serve as their mentor. Thank you for sharing to me your experience dear. I really appreciate it. Have a good day and keep smiling!
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
7 Apr 12
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY..... Yes, I remember my WHY days as well. Be patient. Give lots of hugs. It will turn out OK!
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
The word 'Why!'. It is the the question I always hear from him. I am making may patient long my friend. I try to stretch it out so I can still answer all his questions. Thanks a lot!
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
It's good that your nephew is always asking questions. That just means he will grow up to be an intelligent and confident boy. However, just be careful and don't spoil him! He might have a tendency to be too confident and spoiled if he always gets what he wants. Good job answering all his questions.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
I know, right? I want to nurture him because I know when he grows up and become a full person, he will be a genius one! I can sense that! Anyway, he is still kid now and I want him to enjoy his childhood first. Thanks my friend.
• United States
6 Apr 12
You should be happy to get his questions! I think you would be more worried, if he wasn't talking at all at this age...so just accept it as a phase of life. Answer to the best of your abilities...if it is still irritating, you can always distract him with something like running an errand or doing a chore.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
You are right. I would definitely be worried and sad if he is weird or not like other kids. Fortunately, he is a very energetic kid. I do answer to the best I can. Thanks for the suggestion. I also find many excuses but somehow I can't get rid of him. He doesn't want me to go away from him.
@06MLam (622)
6 Apr 12
I really appreciate your patience on your nephew because I don't have such patience to answer all the questions raised as I will probably feel really annoyed. However, I think what you are doing is absolutely correct as this kid just wants to know more. Maybe you can ask him to find out the answer himself sometimes rather than telling him the answers straightly if that is possible so that you might have a break and you can also train him into self-learning.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
My mom and I are very patient to this particular kid/nephew. But we don't spoil the child. Thanks for the appreciation. It flatters me. Well, with regards to the question-answer portion, I also ask him. We ask him. It is really nice to hear their answers because it seems like I am talking to already grown up person but still with the innocence.
6 Apr 12
my niece is the same, she's 5 yrs old, and just like your nephew she never stop asking questions but like you I also answer her questions politely, then when I'm tired answering I just excuse myself and go to my room for awhile, but they are so adorable and gives happiness to our house.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
I so agree to your last phrase my friend. In our house, it is only my mom and I so it is so quite in our house. When they visit, our house is field with cute people and happiness. We would always laugh and tickle the kids.
• India
6 Apr 12
I am very happy to know that you have a good wounderful nephew with you. Almost all of the kids are of the same. They have many doubts and questions regarding the matters around us and it is quite natural because they are new to the world and they don't know how to cop up with the present world. Remember that it is your duty to give him the best you knows. When you go to your childhood days you can see that you had asked and done many foolish and things but still you father and mother supports and corrects you. When you asked such activities your parents do not punished you. They just corrected you with lots of love. So it is your job to act as a perfect one who is a able to lead him for the best
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
Thank you my friend. With your response, I would like to recall and ask my parents if I also like my nephew who is fond of asking questions. I couldn't remember already if I did. Anyway, as of now I am making sure I teach him the right way to the best as I can. This child has a good future if he is guided to the right path. Have a good day my friend.
• United States
6 Apr 12
I would be VERY proud to answer his questions,after all he isnt just another kid sitting there like a bump on a log staring constantly at the tv like a mute... Hes letting his mind go else were and not soley focusing on the tv..Hes intrested in knowing why and hes wants to know how things happen or why they happen,that way bigger then most kids...especially at,you said what 3 years old? Sounds like you got a smart boy on your hands.Be happy,cherish him,and encourage him and his questions...
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
Yes, he is indeed a very smart boy. That is why I do cherish him and takes care of him. I feel sad when other people doesn't know how to handle his tantrums. I am also proud my friend. I answer quickly because if I make it too long, he might not get it directly. Yes, he is just 3 years old and turning 4 this year. Have a nice day.