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“Daddy, I have a question” / Pinchas Weiss

“Daddy, I have a question” / Pinchas Weiss

Shock!
Do you know that embarrassing moment when a child asks a question innocently and you just freeze?
It happened to me too! My daughter came home with a new term and asked a simple question: “Dad, is there something called drugs?”
At first, I panicked! Where did she hear this term and how exactly should I respond to her?
I took a deep breath and answered her question, “Yes, there is something called drugs! Why are you asking?” Because we learned in school that there was a drug named Tuel that killed Eliezer with a spoon … That’s it.
Suddenly everything was so clear, The child was not exposed to new concepts She just wanted to understand what she saw/learned/heard.

After analyzing the situation, I noticed the following points:

  1. It’s important to be approachable parents! Yes, exactly the way it sounds, we should allow our children to ask us questions and be there for them even for nonsense. Let your child know that dad is curious, and mom is a good conversation partner. You should be the address to turn to with any question!
  2. When a child approaches us with a question, we should answer their question and not pour irrelevant information that will only confuse them further. We should assume that the child is asking what’s on their mind and try not to be dismissive. If we can’t answer, they may seek answers elsewhere, which we want to avoid.
  3. It’s important to set aside quality time for our children, to listen, hear and collect experiences. We should be close and available for them.

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