Kids will spend more time with parents and less time with teachers in this period of distance learning and homeschooling. Now that parents need to be their kid’s teachers at home, kids are more likely to ask some questions parents might not be prepared for.
Because of technology and social media, kids are more exposed with topics which go beyond their age, and their curious minds bring them to ask questions about their body, their feelings, and their family and friends, which puts parents on the spot and in awkward situations. However, without proper explanation, kids might look for answers on their own, which is all the more scary for parents. How should parents answer kids’ difficult questions?
We asked registered guidance counselor and pre-school teacher Eden Calara, grade school teacher Leila Francisco, and education consultant, principal, and registered guidance counselor Prof. Corazon Huvalla of the toughest questions they encounter from their kids and their students. As moms, they also share with us strategies on how to answer kids’ questions the best possible way!
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