Play it cool. That’s just one of the reminders I have racing through my mind when my child asks embarrassing questions.
If it hasn’t happened on your parenting journey, it will.
There is absolutely no way possible to avoid the embarrassing, turn-your-face-red questions that your super-cute child has swimming around in her ever-learning mind.
“Mom, how does the baby come out?” asked my three-year-old in front of about five other adults.
“God makes a special way for the baby to come out.” I smile in reply.
My three-year-old accepts the gentle, honest response — for a few months.
Then she probes even more.
“I know God makes a special way for the baby to come out, but how exactly does the baby come out?”
Finally I give her a more definite answer.
“I’ll tell you when you’re older.”
But there are even more personal questions that my kids have asked. It’s not that they’re being super nosey — oh, well, who am I kidding — yes, they are being nosey, but they’re being a good kind of nosey.
It’s the kind of nosey that makes them want to learn — to know more about life — and to understand more about their surroundings.
Because of that one fact I firmly believe there are only a few ways to respond to those embarrassing questions that will help your child want to keep learning and asking questions — even if they do make people uncomfortable!
How to Respond to Your Child’s Embarrassing Questions
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