437 Questions

July 12th, 2012 by Dionna | 3 Comments
Posted in Eclectic Learning, natural parenting, Preschoolers

The average 4 year old asks 437 questions a day.

How do you respond?


This week I will be conscious of how I respond to the myriad of questions from my preschooler. I want my voice, my attitude, my excitement about life to encourage his curiosity, not stifle it.

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3 Responses to:
"437 Questions"

  1. Jessica

    My son is 2 and is in the “why” phase. He also wants to know what everything says. We point out a school bus, a dog, a flower – “What it say?” The other day I pulled a loose string off his shirt and he wanted to know what it said. I have to admit, after the 400th question, I do often feel the urge to roll my eyes. It’s just too much for my adult brain to process sometimes. I try to give him a warning before I get to this point though. I’ll say, “G, I’m reaching my question limit. I need a break from the questions for a little awhile.” He seems to understand and gives me about 2.5 minutes of peace before he starts up again. :-)

    • Jessica – I agree with your approach. Everyone has their breaking point, so making your child aware of this is always a good idea. And shoot, if you are answering the first 400 questions, I think you are doing great!

  2. Crunchy Con mommy   crunchyconmom

    Great reminder! Isn’t it sad that, just like responding to a crying baby, answering a curious pre-schoolers questions respectfully is somewhat countercultural?

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