Questions like “Where do babies come from?” are discomfiting enough for some parents to answer even in the comfort of one’s home. Imagine if the same question is asked in public. What if the questions seem to border on rudeness like “Why is that woman fat?”, and within hearing of the person being referred to? And how, pray-tell is a mother supposed to answer a young daughter who is questioning the different way her father pees?
It can be pretty challenging and nerve-wracking to be confronted with a child’s questions especially when there is enough audience to make the situation monumentally embarrassing. It is usually not only the content of the question that is embarrassing but also the timing. That is how it is with children though. We never know when they will strike so parents will just have to be ready when they do come. Here are some reasons why embarrassing questions are aired and the recommended way of dealing with them. [Read more…] about When Children Ask Embarrassing Questions