It cannot be avoided, children can ask us uncomfortable questions in front of other people. They do not do it with any kind of evil, they are simply curious to know more about some issues that cause them concern at any given time.
Why do children ask “uncomfortable” questions?
Normally it is from the age of 3 when this curiosity begins to grow and it is not until the age of 8 or 9 that they begin to understand that there are some questions that are better to ask in private. They just want to understand the world and ask the “why” of everything or simply ask you questions that may be somewhat uncomfortable for you.
They love to be aware of everything around them to have a better feeling of security with their surroundings. But the truth is that no one prepares us to answer these questions. The best thing you can do is answer them naturally and never get angry or make him feel bad just because he wanted to know information about a certain topic. It is even possible that some topic generates insecurity or fear and refusing to answer would only make him feel worse and he would feel confused and unprotected.
“Awkward” questions your children will ask you sooner or later
Below we have made a selection of “uncomfortable” questions that your children may ask you sooner or later. And we are also going to give you a brief explanation for each of these questions so that you can answer them as naturally as possible. It is very important that you do not get angry or offended and that you always answer them with all your love and affection towards them. Remember that they just want to better understand their environment.
1. How are babies made?
This question is very common and you do not have to feel bad at any time. It doesn’t mean that you want to know about sex itself at a young age. He just really wants to know how children come into the world and how they are created. His curious mind has realized that just as the egg is born from the chicken, babies will come from somewhere.
In no case lie to them, or make up stories like that a stork brought you from Paris. This will only make him more confused and what is worse, you will be hiding the most important truth from him: the creation of life. You just have to adapt the explanation to your knowledge, such as that dad has very small sperm that are like seeds and when those sperm reach the woman’s egg, the cells and mom’s body take care of creating a baby.
2. How was the world created?
This question has a lot of crumb because of course, there is controversy of opinions about the creation of the world, especially in those people who are religious. Either way, explain to him what you really believe happened at the creation of the world, either according to the scientific or religious method. Whatever your thought or belief, explain it so that I can understand it correctly.
3. What happens when you die?
This question usually comes up when children begin to see death happening around them. Whether due to the death of a pet, grandparents, close people or simply when this fact appears on television.
In any case, as with the previous point, your answer will depend on your beliefs or thoughts in this regard. But you always have to keep in mind to use a vocabulary that the child can understand and internalize.
What you can say to a child who asks you about what happens when you die is the following: that the body stops working and you no longer hear, see, breathe, or feel… Then add the explanation that really believe as true but in a way that the little one is not scared and can understand it.
4. Where do babies come out?
If it is already difficult to explain to a boy or girl how a baby is created, this question may also make some parents uncomfortable. But nothing is further from reality, it is a natural question that should not be feared. In fact, it is easy to answer and just needs your naturalness to explain it to him with the right words.
You can explain what a natural birth or caesarean section is so they understand how babies are born and why quality medical care is so important for both the baby and the mother giving birth.
5. Am I going to die one day? You are going to die?
Another question related to death that every time we hear it as parents, we get a terrible chill through the body. Although it is a subject that we do not like, it must be treated naturally. Just as natural is life, as is death. Therefore, when a child asks this, it is necessary to answer him without fear and without taboos. Simply say yes, that we will die one day but that there are still many years for that to happen, that’s why you have to take such good care of your health!