Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On Asking Questions

When Millie first approached me to contribute to this blog, I was quite flattered. Here was this wise woman, asking me to add my two cents to a parenting blog, when I've only had six years of experience!

I obviously accepted her invitation, and have even written up an article!

I still ask far more questions than I answer, though. And that's a good thing! So many parents think they know everything, or feel that they need to appear to know everything. I'm here to encourage every parent out there to ask questions, even if you think they're silly.

Your children are going to ask you at least 1.2 million questions in a one month period--and that's just a rough estimate. You've got to be willing to let them know you don't know everything. That's when you get to have the jolly good fun of discovering new things together. "I don't know, Sally, let's find out together!" Some of these (okay--most of these) questions are going to be something they ask over and over again. That's how they learn! Yes, it will drive you crazy at times. And that's okay, too! We could all use a little more crazy in our coffee, I suppose.

Just a little more, though.

So ask questions. Get dirty. Find answers. Discover. It'd be awfully dull to think I know all there is to know about everything. Let's face it, what I don't know far outweighs what I do. Just means there's that much more out there to uncover and revel in. Question everything, don't assume the status quo offers all there is on any given subject.

There is a feast of possibilities out there. Time to tuck up and dig in!

1 comment:

  1. This is a reminder we ALL need from time to time, no matter how old we (or our kids) get!


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