The viewpoint of a child is very different from that of an adult. A child's view is full of wonder, amazement and excitement, innocent mischief and simplicity. In the first few years, teachers and parents constitute the major portion of a child’s environment. Yet there is a fundamental difference between the perspectives of a child and that of an adult. As time goes by, the child slowly starts imbibing more and more of its environment, and begins to express ideas that it has acquired from observation.
Children often feel they are not understood, and parents feel frustrated as their child acts out. If this “generation gap” deepens, the quality of the relationship between parents and children can deteriorate, creating a lack of closeness among family members.
Articles about knowing your child
Being involved with your child, not only helps you to understand him/her, but it forms a bond through the years and helps them develop a healthy outlook on life.
Below are 25 questions every parent should ask their child. The answers might just surprise you…
1 Who's your best friend?
2 What do you want to be when you grow up?
3 What football team do you support?
4 If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
5 What are the five best things about being you?
6 What’s the funniest thing you've ever seen?
7 If you had three wishes, what would they be?
8 What are the best and worst things about mum and dad?
9 Can you name one thing that scares you?
10 What do you do when you’re scared to make it less scary?
11 What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
12 Would you rather give up TV, chocolate or friends?
13 Who are your three best role models?
14 Who’s the worst person in the world?
15 What does heaven look like?
16 How do you describe me to your friends?
17 What is the most disgusting thing you can think of?
18 What is the first thing you can remember?
19 If you could be anyone in the world for a day, who would it be and why?
20 If you could change one law, what would it be?
21 What’s the hardest thing about being a child?
22 If you could time-travel, where and when would you go?
23 Which five words describe you best – and which five words describe me best?
24 What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard?
25 What are three things you've learnt today?
The first happiness of a child is to know that he is loved. – Don Bosco
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us. – Johann Wolfgang
A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to be always busy with something and know how to demand with all his might what you want. – Paulo CoelhoVon Goethe
The secret of genius is to preserve the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. – Aldous Huxley
Children learn to smile from their parents. – Shinichi Suzuki