Curious Children Ask Parents 73 Questions A Day On Average

Many of the questions relate to God.

If you feel like your toddler endlessly bombards you with questions, it’s not just you: curious children ask an average of 73 a day, a new study finds.

Led by child psychologist Dr. Sam Wass, British researchers polled 1,500 parents across the United Kingdom, hoping to learn more about the frequency and nature of questions asked by inquisitive kids, along with how having to constantly craft responses affected parents.

While nearly a third of parents admitted that their child’s incessant curiosity tired them, about four in ten expressed pride at how their son or daughter seemed to take keen interest in their surrounding world.

Perhaps more importantly, parents struggled to answer about half of the questions that they were innocently asked, the researchers found, often turning to Google for a proper response.

They also realized that some parents found themselves fielding questions up to 14 hours a day, with most not finding reprieve until their child reached four years of age.

Fathers were more likely to be targeted than mothers (who reported fielding about 413 questions per week), and kids growing up in a large metropolitan area, such as London, seemed to ask the most questions—throwing about 93 questions daily to their parents.

“As children grow up, it’s natural to be curious about the world around them,” says Dr. Wass in a press release. “As parents, it’s easy to forget just how much of our children’s knowledge comes from what we tell them. But it can be tough to address the trickier topics—such as money and bedtime.”

While using search engines isn’t necessarily a bad approach, there may be better options for certain types of inquiries.

“Using educational and visual aids, such as toys, can help to soften the difficulty of broaching trickier subjects,” Dr. Wass explains. “Expressing complex thoughts and ideas through familiar items can often help children’s understanding.”

In case you’re wondering, here are the top 10 questions asked by children:

1. Why do people die?
2. Where did I come from?
3. What is God?
4. How was I made?
5. What does “we can’t afford it” mean?
6. Is Father Christmas Real?
7. Why do I have to go to school?
8. When you die who will I live with?
9. Why is the sky blue?
10. Why can’t I stay up as late as you?

Parents who feel as if they need to put a stop to the madness may want to consider their child’s surroundings: half of those surveyed said that questions only increased in number when their kid was around other adults.

Dr. Wass conducted his survey earlier this year in conjunction with Tots Town, a British toy retailer.  StudyFinds

Muslim Girls’ School In UK Does Not Provide Toilet Paper And Soap For ‘Cultural Reasons’

A school in a developed country – Great Britain.

$2,000 per year Girls’ High School, in Stoke-on-Trent, does not provide toilet paper, soap, or suitable drinking water for the students.

Sectarian material was found at the school.

A Muslim girls’ school has received the lowest Ofsted rating available after inspectors discovered that pupils were not provided with lavatory paper for “cultural reasons”.

Staff at the fee-paying Park Avenue Girls’ High School, in Stoke-on-Trent, said paper was available from the school office, but because most of the students were Asian, they preferred to wash rather than wipe.

But some of the girls told inspectors they were so unhappy about the situation that they avoided using the lavatory all day.

The school, which was visited by inspectors October, was rated “inadequate”, with the report identifying a range of concerns, including safeguarding problems and the discovery of sectarian material on the premises.

The Ofsted report stated: “At the time of the inspection, it was not the school’s common practice to provide soap for pupils’ hand-washing, toilet roll in the toilets or suitable drinking water.

“Toilet paper is available from the school office when pupils request it. Pupils told inspectors that they sometimes avoided using toilets for the whole school day because of this.”

But headteacher Abdul Ghafoor Salloo defended the policy, insisting the school catered for the cultural needs of the pupils.

“The children they do use the toilets and traditionally, because we are Asian, we wash, not only wipe. There are facilities for pupils to clean themselves,” he said.

“Some pupils, they avoid using toilets because they don’t like going in there.

“There are facilities for cleaning yourself in the toilet – it might be hard for someone who doesn’t traditionally wash to understand and washing is better than wiping clean.

The school inspectors also stated, “pupils are not safe in this school”.

The inspectors said the playground was also not appropriate because it presented too many dangers to pupils…

“For example, inspectors found windows, both single- and double-glazed, that were broken, sharp and accessible to pupils.”

White Candidates Banned From Applying For Job At BBC, Where Ethnic Minorities Already Overrepresented

This is not multi-culturalism it is discrimination.  The institutional racism that the left speaks about with no proof can be found – with proof – at the BBC and the UK government Equality Act 2010.

A job advert offering “an exceptional and unique opportunity to train as a broadcast journalist” at the BBC says it is only open to non-white applicants.

Posted to the jobs section of w4mp — the Westminster political, media, and lobbying jobs portal — on Tuesday, the advert states plainly that the year-long, paid internship at the BBC World Service is “only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background”.

The advert was placed by Creative Access, a registered charity which — as previously reported by Breitbart London — offers highly desirable, paid internships at top media companies, from which white people are excluded from applying.

“We help young people, from under-represented communities throughout the UK, to access creative careers,” says the organisation on its website. “Our vision is that in the longer term, our interns will progress to management positions, and in turn bring in others from under-represented communities in alongside them.”

Far from being underrepresented, the BBC’s Equality Information Report for 2017 showed that black and minority ethnic (BME) people make up 14.5 per cent of the corporation’s workforce, while comprising less than 13 per cent of Britain’s population at the 2011 census.

While the BBC claims the drive for greater diversity is to ensure its workforce “reflects the UK”, the company has committed to engineering “a workforce at least as diverse, if not more so, than any other in the industry”….

Under the Equality Act 2010, it became lawful for employers to engage in “positive action”, which Citizens Advice describes as taking “steps to help certain disadvantaged groups access employment or training”.  BreitBart

Transgender Lessons For Two-Year-Olds In Great Britian

This has nothing to do with helping children and everything to do with confusing, corrupting, and using children to further a radical agenda.

Drag queens are being brought into taxpayer-funded nursery schools so that children as young as two can learn about transgender issues.

The cross-dressers are reading nursery rhymes and singing specially adapted songs ‘to teach children about LGBT tolerance’.

Nursery bosses say the sessions are needed so that children can ‘see people who defy rigid gender restrictions’ and grow up to combat hate crime.

They want to target two and three-year-olds to influence them early, as they say at this age children have not yet developed any discriminatory ‘isms’.

The ‘performances’ are the brainchild of Thomas Canham, a Bristol University law graduate and part-time cross-dresser who dismisses traditional notions of masculinity as ‘meaningless’.

Impressionable

But critics last night said the sessions could ‘blind impressionable children of two and three to one of the most basic facts of human existence’.

Leading child psychotherapist Dilys Daws, co-author of the book Finding Your Way With Your Baby, feared they could sow the seeds of confusion in young children about their own sexual identity, with long-term consequences.

Reality

She said: ‘There’s this idea that’s sweeping the country that being transgender is an “ordinary situation”. It’s getting so much publicity that it’s getting children thinking that they might be transgender, when it otherwise wouldn’t have occurred to them.

‘But it’s perfectly normal for most young children to think about being the opposite sex. It’s probably because they are identifying with a parent or sibling.’

Norman Wells, director of the Family Education Trust, said: ‘One of the most disturbing things about the transgender agenda is the way that it tries to distort our perception of reality and deny something as fundamental as the distinction between male and female.’  DailyMail

British Parents Refusing To Send Their Children On School Trips To Mosques Spark Fears Of Islamaphobia

Schools trying to intimidate parents.
Islamophobia” is a made up word by Muslim Brotherhood front group International Institute for Islamic Thought to silence legitimate criticism.

Schools are being issued with guidance about RE trips after it emerged some parents are refusing to allow children to visit mosques.

Families have the right to withdraw pupils from visits to places of worship. Some cite costs, while others are concerned about safety or a ‘political agenda’.

Now Staffordshire’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) has produced a document to help schools tackle the sensitive topic. It includes a template letter to parents, outlining the value of helping pupils understand different cultures and faiths.

SACRE said requests to withdraw children from these activities was ‘a serious matter’.

The document states: “While objections are raised about visits to a number of places of worship, they are most frequently about visits to mosques, which raises the bigger issue of Islamaphobia and how this can be addressed.” Sentinal

The students study six different religions.  They could visit a Church, a Synagogue, a Hindu temple, or a Sikh temple.   Why the heavy hand for a field trip to a mosque? That does not sound too inclusive.

In 2013, parents at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire threatened with having their children (ages 8 – 11) labeled as racist in their education record.  Islam is a religion and not a race.

Parents were ordered to send their children to a workshop on Islam or have them labelled  as racist for the rest of their  school career…

“Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.” DailyMail

That did not go over well.  The school backed down.

Yesterday parents at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire, said the threat to the pupils aged between eight and 11 was ‘ludicrous’. Gillian Claridge, 55, said: ‘How dare they threaten to brand the children racist at such a young age? It’s going to make them feel like little criminals…

South Staffordshire MP Gavin  Williamson described the threat  as ‘bonkers’ and ‘a very heavy-handed approach’.  DailyMail

Agenda Driven

With the parent’s refusing to allow their children to take field trips to a mosque the Staffordshire’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) are coming up with different ideas to expose the students to Islam.

The advice includes tips on how to prepare schoolchildren for an RE trip so they ‘will be comfortable with any differences they see’. Suggestions range from having a representative of that particular faith visit the school in advance through to offering a virtual tour of a place of worship and having discussions in class.

Jihad Recruitment in UK mosques, British jihadists some were converted at quite a young age, acid attacks, honor killings.  pedophilia, Rotherham grooming rape gangs and the coverup, stabbings, running over people with vehicles…. I can understand the parents opposition to their children to visiting a mosque.

UK Government Tries To Hide Discrimination Against Christian Refugees From Syria

The UN should not be recommending and vetting refugees for any country.

The UK government and the UN are discriminating against Christians and other minorities in their refugee programmes according to new Home Office statistics, seen by Barnabas Aid an aid agency which works for persecuted Christians.

Last week Barnabas Aid finally obtained figures proving that the UN has only recommended tiny token numbers of Syrian Christians, Yazidis and other minorities for resettlement in the UK. The overwhelming majority of refugees recommended by the UN have been Sunni Muslims who form the majority in Syria. But Christians and other minorities have been repeatedly targeted for attack by Islamist groups such as IS.

The new statistics, obtained in a Freedom of Information Request to the Home Office by Barnabas Aid, of the religious background of Syrian asylum seekers recommended by the UNHCR for resettlement in the UK revealed:

  • In 2015 out of 2,637 refugees there were only 43 Christians, just 13 Yazidis and only one Shia Muslim. In 2016 the statistics were even worse. Out of 7,499 refugees, there were only 27 Christians, five Yazidis and 13, Shia Muslims.
  • It is widely accepted that Christians made up 10 percent of Syria’s pre-war population and Shia’s around 1.5 percent while there are estimated to have been 70,000 Yazidis in Syria.

Disturbingly, UK officials tried to prevent the release of this information. Barnabas Aid submitted a Freedom of Information request to the UK Home Office in February. And in spite of being legally required to release it within 28 days, officials failed to do so and repeatedly stalled or simply did not answer correspondence.  Barnabas Fund

The Six Commandments? UK Christians Feel Four Of The Ten Are No Longer Important

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8

The impact on religious belief by a liberal society and secular humanism.

“To accept the liberal settlement is to accept institutions, ideas and practices whose influence over our lives and our children’s lives will be broad, deep and relentless: family life, religious life and paradigmatically private associations take on the colour of liberal values.” Stephen Macedo in Liberal Virtues

The ten commandments are a central tenet of the Christian faith.

But research has revealed that just six of them are still important to British Christians.

Most Christians believe that four of the commandments are not “important principles to live by” according to a YouGov poll.

The four which have fallen by the wayside are the requirement not to worship idols, use the Lord’s name in vain, to worship no other God, and to keep the Sabbath day holy.

Less than one in three Christians believe in preserving Sunday as a day of rest, with 38 per cent against using the Lord’s name in vain and 43 per cent condemning the worshipping of idols.

But most Christians, in common with the general public, still believe that it’s wrong to disobey your father and mother, commit adultery, covet others’ possessions, bear false witness, steal and commit murder.

Stealing and killing were the most widely condemned transgressions, with 94 per cent of Christians and 93 per cent of non-religious people believing those commandments are still important and relevant.

On Tuesday the Archbishop of Canterbury signalled support for a day of rest, tweeting that he was “encouraged” by the Chief Rabbi’s campaign for people to spend time offline over the Sabbath.

While almost half of Catholics said they supported keeping the Sabbath day holy, just 29 per cent of Protestants said they felt the same.

The Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, said: ” In an age as busy, frantic and feverish as ours I would have thought that keeping the Sabbath, or at the very least observing a balance between work and rest and play was more important than ever.

Sabbath is both a radical idea and a practically useful idea for it simply acknowledges that we need to rest and we need to play. Indeed, it says this is what we are made for.”

He also lamented Christians’ abandonment of the commandment about idolatry, saying: “Whether it is celebrity, wealth, a certain designer label pair of jeans jeans or a make of car, we have all construct a sense of worth in the desire to own and possess certain things that we believe will give value.

“None of it works; or perhaps more accurately we should say it works just enough to get you hooked. Without being warned of the dangers of idolatry, we just become a society of junkies.” Telegraph

Video: Some Commandments Obsolete? | The View
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During Friday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show “The View,” a name was censored in a way that was far more offensive than if it had been allowed to be said.

The hosts were discussing a British study that showed that many of the U.K.’s Christian citizens wanted to ignore four of The Ten Commandments, when co-host Paula Faris, a Christian, explained how things were in her house when she was a kid.

“My parents were really strict about what we said in the home. We couldn’t say “Oh my God,” we couldn’t say “JC,” we couldn’t say “(Jesus),” she explained. But the show censored Jesus’s name from the broadcast. BizPacReview

Crime Stats – London Now More Dangerous Than New York City

The crime rate in New York City was lowered under Giuliani’s broken-windows policy; vigilant police force and high arrest rates of offenders.

London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic.

The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.

Lower policing and silly stunts = higher crime rates

Criminal justice experts insisted rising crime in the UK, and particularly London, was more to do with the way the city was policed and blamed the reduction in neighbourhood patrols across the capital.

While both London and New York have populations of around 8 million, figures suggest you are almost six times more likely to be burgled in the British capital than in the US city, and one and a half times more likely to fall victim to a robbery.

London has almost three times the number of reported rapes and while the murder rate in New York remains higher, the gap is narrowing dramatically.

The change in fortunes of the two global cities has been put down largely to the difference in tactics adopted by the two police forces.

Both Scotland Yard and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have just over 30,000 officers each and budgets of around £3 billion a year.

But in the mid-1990s spiralling crime rates in New York – sparked by the crack cocaine epidemic – resulted in radical a new approach being adopted by the city’s police department.

Under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and police commissioner, Bill Bratton, the NYPD introduced a zero tolerance approach to low level crime and flooded problem areas with patrols.

The force also put a huge amount of emphasis on community policing in order to build bridges between the police and members of the public.

As a result the murder plummeted from a high in 1990 of over 2,000 to a record low of 335 last year.

Low criminal offenses not investigated

Last week it emerged that Scotland Yard would not even bother investigating a large number of low level offences as part of a major cost cutting drive.

In addition a huge amount of police resources have been poured into high profile and politically sensitive cases, such as a the flawed VIP child abuse inquiry and the phone hacking inquiry.

At the same time crime rates in London have been creeping up and the latest statistics are likely to increase pressure of Met bosses to reassess their policing priorities.

Last year there were almost 70,000 burglaries in Greater London with more than 43,000 taking place in people’s homes.

Robberies have also increased in London dramatically, largely as a result of people having mobile phones stolen.

Rory Geoghegan, head of criminal justice at the Centre for Social Justice, said neighbourhood policing had a wide range of benefits.

He said: “By embedding proactive community policing, the NYPD is helping tackle crime, improving the quality of life and building better relationships with the community.  Telegraph

UK Police Officers ‘Silly Stunts’ As Crime Soars

The answer to high crime rates and budget cuts is – silly stunts over substantive action.

The cash-strapped force has recently shut its burglary unit, which solved only 7,623 of 70,522 break-ins between 2011 and 2016.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh last month admitted the force was at a ‘tipping point’. It has had to make £65million of cuts since 2010 and is dealing with large numbers of officers off sick.

Police in Cardiff wore high heels as part of a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Police chiefs were urged last night to abandon ‘silly stunts’ and get officers back on the beat.

They were told their increasingly bizarre gimmicks are undermining the job of tackling crime.

Officers were criticised for garishly painting their nails, posing for photos in bumper cars and stroking puppies for stress relief.

Others posed in bear masks and, in one force, drug squads insisted on asking cannabis growers if they were victims of slavery.

Yet shocking figures out this week showed that almost every type of crime is up, with knife offences alone rising by a quarter. Nine out of ten home burglaries are unsolved.

‘They have forgotten what their purpose is,’ said Mick Neville, a retired senior Scotland Yard detective.

‘Too many modern chief constables have got more degrees under their belts than arrests. The people in charge have simply not done the job.

‘The reason they do not investigate crime is they have never done it themselves. They are looking for cheap wins.’

Tory MP Peter Bone accused the police of ‘playing games’. He added: ‘Most people think police should be out on the beat catching criminals and deterring crime, not doing silly stunts.

Male and female staff were encouraged to wear garish neon nail varnish while on patrol to raise awareness of people-trafficking in nail bars.

Officers excitedly tweeted about ‘pampering’ themselves before shifts, and posted photos of their lurid nails while they were on patrol…

In Avon and Somerset, police went out on patrol wearing neon nail varnish to raise awareness of modern-day slavery.

The force posted images of officers pampering themselves with the catchline ‘Let’s Nail It’.

When the campaign provoked an angry backlash the force encouraged people who were criticised to report comments as a ‘hate crime’.

Hurricane Ophelia Creates Phenomenon In Britain’s Skies

Hurricane Ophelia – Ireland and the United Kingdom

With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia on Wednesday, 2017 became the first year in more than a century — and only the fourth on record — in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength. NYTimes

Britain was cast in an eerie Martian gloom as Saharan dust whipped across the Atlantic by Hurricane Ophelia shrouded the sun turning skies over the nation red.

The storm is believed to have picked up dust from North Africa and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal as it travelled towards the UK. 

Skies over London have been covered in a murky orange haze as the desert dust mixes with clouds, offering residents in the capital a stark contrast to the grey that usually greets them at this time of year.  DailyMail

UK Student Jailed For Falsely Accusing Taxi Driver Of Sexual Assault

22-year-old Sophie Pointon,  plead guilty to perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to 16 months. Pointon had hopes of becoming a police officer.

Judge Christopher Batty told her: “Your malicious complaint has done a huge disservice to those seeking justice through the police and courts.”

A criminology student has been jailed after falsely claiming a taxi driver sexually assaulted her after he refused to accept a £10 note covered in kebab oil.

Sophie Pointon, 22, told police officers she had been molested in the back of the cab she had been picked up in after a night out.

The student rang police in the early hours of April 22, this year, then continued the lie by signing a statement giving an account of the attack, in Leeds, West Yorks.

Leeds Crown Court heard the driver, a father-of-five, was tracked down and kept in custody for six hours. He was also unable to work for four weeks as a result of the claim.

Kate Bisset, prosecuting, said the driver was interviewed and said he could recall Pointon being “extremely drunk” when she got into his car holding a kebab.

He said Pointon threw a £10 note at him when they reached the Hyde Park area but he refused to accept it as it was covered in oil from the kebab.

The driver said Pointon then became abusive and ran around the car opening doors. The prosecutor said: “He did not think much of it at the time because such incident with people who are intoxicated are not unusual.”…

A recording of a conversation between the driver and a phone operator at his taxi office supported his account.

The court heard a GPS tracker fitted to the car also revealed Pointon’s description of the taxi journey to be untrue. TelegraphUK

UK Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

PM Theresa May chose to call an election to strengthen her hand in talks with the EU on Brexit.   It did not work. The conservative Tory party lost seats.  PM Theresa May struck a deal with the fiercely Protestant  N. Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)  to prop up her government.

The agreement by Northern Ireland’s biggest Protestant party to support British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government could give the province a greater say in defending its interests in Brexit talks, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Monday.

May struck a deal to prop up her government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) in extra funding for the British province in return for the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

It means the eurosceptic DUP will back Britain’s departure from the European Union amid concerns that Northern Ireland will be the region most vulnerable economically to Brexit because of its close trade links to the Republic of Ireland. The 500 km (312 miles) long border between the two is the UK’s only land border with the EU.  DailyMail

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

In fact not everything is gloom and doom; there are real signs of hope despite a General Election that left confusion and chaos as politicians jostled for power, the Conservatives winning most seats but with no overall majority, and thus in a seemingly weak place for negotiating our exit from the European Union…

Christians had been dismayed as they found themselves having to choose between main parties who had all agreed that sexual ethics – and in particular same-sex marriage – was not an issue. So it seemed that the way was left open to continue running the country on secular-humanist lines, with no thought for the biblical laws that have underpinned our civilization for centuries.

But who would have thought the Conservatives would be forced to “get into bed” with the strongly Christian Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland in order to secure a still wafer-thin overall majority for carrying out planned legislation? The DUP’s ten seats add up to a coalition fractionally more than all the other parties put together. So they will clearly be beholden to their friends from across the Irish Sea, a fact provoking hysteria from many quarters – not least the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who is a lesbian.

It could certainly make for a rough passage for any new un-Christian laws. The DUP is thoroughly opposed to same-sex marriage and, in line with their Bible-believing basis, is also unreservedly pro-Israel…

The fiercely Protestant DUP was founded in 1971 by the Rev Ian Paisley who, when he launched the Northern Ireland Friends of Israel group in March 2009, drew a parallel between his own country’s struggles against terrorism and that of Israel’s. And he also prayed for peace in Jerusalem! TimesofIsrael