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DAILY RECORD ONLINE, OCTOBER 22, 2019
COVERAGE FOR MUNCHKIN

The 30 toughest questions all parents have been asked by their kid

How are babies made? Where does electricity come from? Why can’t I stay awake until you go to bed? Were just some of the tricky questions all parents have had to answer.

Parents are asked nearly ten thousands questions a year by inquisitive children, a new study has revealed.

This means mums and dads have to answer 27 questions every single day, or 9,855 annually.

The poll of parents found three quarters (75 percent) often fail to answer their kids’ questions and over one in five (21 percent) said their own lack of knowledge about the world means they often have no idea when their kids ask them about it.

How are babies made? Where does electricity come from? And why did the universe start? Were among the trickiest questions children ask. As was, is Santa real? Why is water wet? And where does wind come from?

Baby and toddler brand Munchkin carried out the research and found nearly 32 percent of parents said their history knowledge needed brushing up.

The study found that, when faced with questions they don’t know the answer to, 40 percent of parents encourage their sons and daughters to look online, 12 percent tell their kids they just don’t know and change the subject, and an imaginative 13 percent of parents admit to making something up.

An honest 56 percent said there is no shame in not being able to answer your kids’ questions and the same amount said they are amazed at the amount of information their children can absorb.

So here’s 30 of the toughest questions parents have been asked :

  1. Where do babies come from? 27 percent
  2. Is Santa real? 23 percent
  3. Why can’t I stay up as late as you? 22 percent
  4. Why do I have to go to school? 20 percent
  5. How was I made? 19 percent
  6. Why did the universe start? 18 percent
  7. Why can’t I stay awake until you go to bed? 18 percent
  8. Where did I come from? 17 percent
  9. Why do I have to do what you tell me? 17 percent
  10. What does “we can’t afford it” mean? 15 percent
  11. Why is water wet? 15 percent
  12. Where does wind come from? 13 percent
  13. Why does that lady have a moustache? 13 percent
  14. Why are some people poor? 13 percent
  15. How is electricity made? 12 percent
  16. Why can’t I sleep? 12 percent
  17. How much does the sky weigh? 11 percent
  18. Why is the sky blue? 10 percent
  19. Where do fish sleep? 10 percent
  20. What is time? 9 percent
  21. How are rocks made? 9 percent
  22. How do fish breathe? 7 percent
  23. How do birds fly? 7 percent
  24. Do I really exist or is this a dream? 7 percent
  25. How do bees make honey? 6 percent
  26. Why do dogs have tails? 6 percent
  27. Why is the world heating up? 6 percent
  28. What happens to the stuff we recycle? 6 percent
  29. Why are the ice caps melting? 5 percent
  30. Is a whale a fish? 4 percent