Originally posted by keepithush
No offence but how does a 3 year old comprehend that we live on a rotating spherical 'erf'?
Also death and dying is also incomprehensible at that age.
I have a 2 year old who can spell some words and tries to do the alphabet, she is considered very smart for her age but this is helped by her older
sister who is 5 who is still trying to wrap her head around death and that we live on a ball that spins.
Things about this story don't make sense, If you said a 5 or 6 year old maybe.
[Edit to add]
Originally posted by Reign02
Let me guess that this will happen in 2012 huh? Did you watch "The Knowing" recently? maybe you made this up or maybe your kid watched this with
you. sounds almost like the movie...
Of course,I already forgot all the 2012 nonsense, I haven't seen Knowing yet, I will check that out, at least some good came of this thread.
[edit on 11-5-2010 by keepithush]
That gives the story MORE creedence not less, for me. As you say, how did the kid know that stuff? Kinda like, how could our ancestors thousands of
years ago know about 9 planets, Saturn's rings, etc?
Oh, and, everyones different. Maybe your kids are slow. Just sayin... It happens. If your kid steps on an ant while you're outside playing, its not
hard to explain death... If you have a globe in your house or a poster showing the solar system, its not hard to explain earth spinning and
sunlight/darkness cycles, etc...
But then one lady I used to work for would almost NEVER allow her kids to go outside. She was soooo paranoid that something would happen to them. They
spent literally at least 95% of their first 3-4 years inside a house.
So as you can see, there are different routes to development. The child who's parents take him camping all the time may very well have a much greater
chance that "something" could happen to them. But they will also learn about the world around them much faster.
Maybe you're more of the "stay inside because its dangerous out there" type... Or maybe like some parents you put your kid In front of the tv so
you can have some "peace and quiet", while some parents, like the op, might love to spend every minute with their kids, teaching them new things,
staying very amused at how they react to different things and having joy like no other when they see something clicks and their child learned
something, so maybe ops child has been exposed to many more dofferent ideas.
Maybe ops kid is about to turn 4 while yours just turned 3.
Maybe you fed your kid too many gmos.
I could go on, but, by now you should realize that just because your kid can't do something, that doesn't mean nobody can at that age.
It's no reason to love them any less, jeez... So your kid is not a genius, big deal! Maybe they will be very kind towards others and that will be
their gift. Maybe they will become president. Not every kid has to be highly intelligent.