Parents feel inadequate over kids questions

275x250.jpgForty percent of parents say they feel inadequate and embarrassed when they can't answer questions their children ask.

Brain-teasers like "How is rain made?" and "Why is the sea salty?" are said to be the most embarrassing - because parents think they should know the answer.

A survey of over 3,000 parents found that 52 percent regularly have problems answering questions from their youngsters.

But a quarter say they have an easy solution, they make up an answer knowing their child will believe whatever they say. Another 24 percent try to distract the child by offering them something like sweets.

Hmmm, this could explain why my dad used to say so many things where "Just decided by God rolling a dice".
A spokesperson for Classic Media, which commissioned the study, said: "Inquisitive young children can ask their parents some tough questions. Even what appear to be simple questions can leave you feeling stumped.

"It is worrying to hear that 40 percent of the parents in the survey felt inadequate to answer their child’s questions.

"It is exciting when children become really curious about the world around them and ask those searching questions."


  1. How does it rain?

  2. Where did I come from?
  3.  are girls and boys different?

  4. What do ants eat?

  5. Where does the wind come from?

  6. Where does God live?

  7. Why is the sea salty?

  8. What makes thunder?

  9. What makes a rainbow?

  10. What do fish drink?

  11. Why can’t I remember being born?

  12. What is heaven?

  13. How do spiders build webs?

  14. Why is the sky blue?

  15. How does a man get inside the TV?
Why do I have to go to bed when it’s not dark?

  17. How do bees make honey?

  18. Why can planes fly in the sky?

  19. How does Father Christmas get down the chimney?
How are babies made?

Classic Media  

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