Wise Words From A Kid


My son, N, is wise beyond his years. His observations are brilliantly sublime. I first observed his unconventional view of the world when he was around 5-years old. He’d bombard me with a series of “What Would Happen If…” questions. When he turned six, the questions grew more complex. I was worried that I’d have to go back to college and get advanced philosophy and science degrees just to keep up with him.

N is 10-years old now and I’m still amazed by his profound observations. Just the other day, I was talking to my daughter about the movie “Bettlejuice” (note: this conversation was prompted by Robin Thicke’s suit at the MTV Video awards). N, who was eavesdropping, started sharing information on Betelguese, the ninth-brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion. He knew more about the star’s mass, color, and distance from the Earth than I did. Next he described, the star’s journey towards becoming a supernova in such vivid detail that he made my daughter think that it was of the verge of destroying the Earth (don’t worry, we still have at least 5,000 more years before that happens).

Although his scientific knowledge is impressive, I’m more impressed by his simple solutions to complex problems.

  • On War – Why don’t we just have a big party instead of fighting each other?
  • On Hunger – We should make all food free so everyone could get some.
  • On Poverty – Everyone on Earth should get  a million dollars.
  • On Transportation – If cars could fly, then we’d have no need for red lights.
  • On School – School would be more fun without all the work.

While my son keeps me on my toes with his witty sayings, I know that I’m not the only dad with a child who has wisdom beyond his years. If you’re having trouble keeping up with your child’s curiosity, don’t worry. Help is available. When your child baffles you with a question, you can consult the The Wisest Kid in the Whole World (disclosure: I’m a paid Campbell’s Condensed Soup ambassador) He knows all things, but isn’t a know it all. His words can be funny. Or cryptic. Or insightful. Enter your child’s questions or wise sayings into the widget and learn from his sage advice (you can also tweet your questions @TheWisestKid #AskWisestKid)

My son, N, is also available is your child asks you questions about astronomy, diplomacy, or Batman’s ability to beat Superman in a fight.

Stay Strong,
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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad