my son keep asking a lot..

Narita - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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hai my name eita, my son 2 yers old. my problem is he do not stop askig me a lot of question... asking about why the moon is cicrle? what is inside the moon? and so many why..why..why.. sometime if feel funny and sometime i feel so tied to answer.. im working women, somtimes i get stress wit my job, when he come to ask me i wiil get mad and will shouts at him.. and finally i will upset and regret what have i done.. any advise and motivated me.. please i need it..

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Jenni - posted on 04/27/2010

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just keep answering those questions.. I work full time too and I'm very tired after work, my son is so full of questions too. But I know that every question I answer brings him closer to understanding his world more. Anything I can do to help him makes me happy. Take a deep breath and answer all you can or tell him you will find the answer for him! good luck, patience is a wonderful thing with littlew boys

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Erika - posted on 04/29/2010

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Narita!
I understand the fact that you come back tired from work but before you get home take a moment to take a mental/physical break (5min in the car or whatever) and be ready to greet your son with love and answer his qxs...I felt sooo happy for you when i started reading your email about your boy asking ..my dd does not say too many words let alone asking qxs about anything that i would love to be in your shoes. 2y olds are very curious and it is great that your boy can verbally express his feelings ...a habit to be encouraged! You can talk to him and explain that you will answer his qxs after dinner etc..i dont know he may be craving your attention so i will try to spend more quality time with him...my two cents!

Danielle - posted on 04/28/2010

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ha ha ha!!!! my children all do the same i have 4 kids, the oldest is 8 and she asks me questions all the time ( she is the why asker), there are times i get frustrated as well. i try to remember that she is just curious and trying to find out about her world. when she has questions we will sometimes look up on the internet what she wanting to know and do some research. we also do some experiments to help answer some of her questions. we home school so it works with our schooling at times.

April - posted on 04/28/2010

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be proud that he is smart! he will be destined for great things with that mind of his

Tarina - posted on 04/27/2010

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just try to keep in mind our children learn what they can about the world from us, their parents, above all. If its frustrating because you dont have an answer, make one up. Honestly, if the moon is made of pudding today, and cheese tomorrow, and rocks next week, thats ok :) Heck maybe you can make an activity out of it - go home, make pudding and let him eat the moon. Unfortunately it doesnt go away... they get older, the questions get harder... once he is old enough to understand some limits, try having a 3 question game where he can ask you 3 at a time, maybe at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. and thats it for the day. Just try to remember he is learning, and curious and that shows great promise for his intelligence and wonder as he grows!! We all reach our boiling point with our kids - when u get past it and yell, just be sure you go back and apologize, hug him, and try your best! ♥

Sheila - posted on 04/26/2010

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Your son sounds just like mine when he was that age, and he still asks those types of questions to anyone who will anser them and he's almost six now. I remember feeling the exact same way as you are feeling, just so frustrated and tired of everything. I worked full time and at the time it was a stressful job too. I wanted to tell you that you are not alone in feeling the way you are, I've been there many many times.



I always found it was the worst driving home from his daycare, he was always wanting to talk and talk and all I wanted was five minutes of quiet and no talking. I finally found a CD that has some fun little kids songs on it he loved and I didn't mind listening to. It gave me something to distract him with and sing along to, while I didn't quite get a total quiet moment (as a parent do we ever get them??) I did get some time where I wasn't answering questions.



I also find even now that if I take a bit of time every night before he goes to bed to sit and answer as many questions as I can, then I don't have as many to answer through out the day. He knows that he will get the one on one time at bedtime and mommy will answer them all then.



Hopefully some of this helps, if anything just letting you know that its completely normal. The one bonus to having a little guy who asks all those questions is that they (I think) very smart and like to learn. Encourage it as much as you can, it pays off when they get to school.

Kristin - posted on 04/21/2010

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That is just kids. Be grateful he isn't telling you you are wrong and what it should be. He is just perfect in wanting to know everything and right now.

What I would advise you do is tell him that you need 5-10 minutes to shift gears from work/commute to family time and then you will answer a few of his questions. Then set a timer so he and you both know when that time is up. You get a little time to just whatever before you answer a few of his questions.

It's okay to be feeling stressed and overwhelmed from work, motherhood, and life. Try to find some time for yourself to recharge. Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 04/21/2010

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Hello Eita, my son will be two in a couple of weeks...such a frustrating age! I agreee that yes sometimes the questions are cute and funny, but when you are over your point then it does get hard. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate and maybe you just need a little "me time" to be able to handle him a little better. My daughter is just three so I feel like I just left this stage and now my son is on it too! At this age they are trying to figure out the world and Why seems to be their favorite word! Do you have someone who can watch him while you get out just for yourself? Or even just to take a nice long bath alone? It is hard to work and take care of your family. I think we all have shouted at our kids and then later felt bad about it. I always try to go back and apologize to my little one even if I don't think they remember and give them big hugs and kisses. Don't beat yourself up about it, just try to get a minute away when you are feeling annoyed by all the questions and then come back and find the fun in it. Good luck!

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