On an average a Toddler, asks anywhere between 300 to 400 questions in a day, sometimes early morning, sometimes in the middle of the night, sometimes while eating or sometimes when you are attending the most important work call or sometimes when you are just trying to catch those 40 winks.
Sometimes we feel that the questions asked by a toddler may be irrelevant and just shut them up and sometimes we feel that this never ending bickering will not stop. One of the best ways to handle these questions is to encourage them to ask more questions, while simultaneously encouraging them to ask the right questions. It may seem irritating but the more you direct them to ask the right question, it will be helpful for them in future.
One of the ways in which you can deal with your toddler’s questions is to segregate them and assign them to different people to answer.For Example :- Tell them that queries pertaining to cars and vehicles will be answered by Daddy at night. Queries pertaining to market will be answered by Mummy, Queries pertaining to Toys or relatives will be answered by Grandparents and so on… I know it is difficult because children do not think and ask, they always ask randomly and throw us off the guard, but if we put this into practice slowly and steadily they will realize that the right question has to be asked at the right time to the right person. It may seem tough but it is a necessity for their better future.
If possible always try and keep a specific time for question answer round, it may be when you are travelling, or bathing you can start asking them questions. This habit of a parent asking children question will also encourage and direct the children to think in the right direction.
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