Mums and dads floored by children’s questions

If you’ve ever struggled to answer “Where do babies comes from?”, read on…


Four out of five of us parents are flummoxed by our children’s science questions, suggests a poll, reports the BBC.


“Where do babies come from?”, “What makes a rainbow?” and “Why is the sky blue?” were the three most commonly asked questions, showed the survey of 1,002 UK parents with children aged between 5 and 16 years.

The survey was undertaken to mark the launch of a new website, Science: So what? So everything, by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Dad of five (oh, and the Minister for Science and Innovation) Lord Drayson said, “Like all parents, I’ve had to cope with many questions from my children.

“The Science: So what? So everything website will help parents get ready for the onslaught of questions their kids throw at them and fuel their children’s curiosity at the same time.”


What’s the most awkward question you child’s asked you? Let us know below…

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