As a modernly sheltered little child, my son is not used to being out when it's dark. Thus we found ourselves last night on a drive back from IKEA (don’t ask) holding an in car discussion with the five year old on just how different the world is when natural light is absent. Then my wife raised a question to my son, involving a TV program he watched earlier that day. The question was, why is the night dark?
I jumped the gun and answered that it is because the universe is finite.
My wife waited patiently for me to finish and offered that it is because the earth spins around itself.
And that, in a nutshell, is all you need to know about the effectiveness of our individual parenting styles.
Now, for a proper answer to this seemingly simple question, have a look at this:
I can’t think of a better example to show how far asking a simple question lead you.