Gone are the days when children used to blindly believe what their parents told them and trusted them about whatever was told. As per a recent research, children aged up to 7 years do not believe and follow everything that is told to them by their parents and teachers. No matter whether it is a math problem being explained by their teacher, or their parents asking them to chew food with a closed mouth.
Children are mostly eager to know about new information, and therefore, doubt whatever is told to them by elders, and ask questions. This happens especially when they are told about unusual and contradictory things, and they start to try and find more. According to the research on Childhood Learning and Development, conducted by the researchers of Toronto and Harvard Universities, children ask more than 200 questions to their parents in one week.
The research further revealed that 47% of children’s questions revolve around animals, 45% involve mathematics, and 41% are related to spellings. Kids up to 7 years of age are specifically enthusiastic to know about animals, and mostly ask questions about pets.
The children’s parents were also asked about their education during the research, and it was found out that 18% of the kids’ parents did not have a graduation degree, one of the parents of 34% kids was a university graduate, and 48% children’s parents were graduates.