SPOKESPERSON: We here at ASPS want to make sure that parents understand the proper way to teach science and natural observation to their children. Introducing science is important to a young mind and can heavily influence their view of the real wonders that are all around them. But an improper method will not only fail to teach children, but may turn them against learning science further in their lives, as seen in the following examples.
DAUGHTER 1: Daddy, why is the sky blue?
FATHER 1: Something about the atmosphere, I don’t know, fuck you.
DAUGHTER 2: Mommy, where do babies come from?
MOTHER 1: Penis. Vagina. Semen. Then you, and the end of everything that was good and pure and fun about my life!
SON 1: Mommy, what’s two plus two?
MOTHER 2: About the amount of hours I locked you in the closet last night.
SPOKESPERSON: As you can see, not only have these parents not answered the questions posed to them by their inquisitive children, but they do so in a manner that is off-putting to subsequent questions. Children must be encouraged to ask such questions, and must also be given answers and have them illustrated in such a way to make them easy to understand, as seen here.
SON 2: Daddy, what’s Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
The Father 2 looks at his son, pauses, and then promptly punches him in the face.
SPOKESPERSON: As you can see, the parent both answered the child’s question while providing an accompanying example. And the answer was so succinct that the parent did not even have to use words. So please, remember this when considering teaching your children the science of the natural world.
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