If there's one characteristic children of all ages share, it's their intense sense of curiosity. Kids thrive on exploration, getting their hands dirty, and asking questions to help them learn about the world around them. But unfortunately, to the innocent bystander (or maybe to other friends and family) your child's curiosity might often be mistaken as bad manners. Although there is definitely a boundary between being rude and simply asking a harmless question, there are several signs your child is curious and not rude that are worth taking into consideration if it's an accusation you've heard more than once.
Though it can be hard to teach your child the difference between an appropriate and an inappropriate question, more often than not, your child isn't being intentionally rude or hurtful — they're simply looking for answers. Although it can be hard to direct your kid's comments about someone's weight or an invasive personal question away as harmless, because to the recipient it can feel far from harmless, you can generally be the judge of whether it's their curiosity speaking or not.
Whether you're dealing with an inquisitive toddler or a rambunctious seven year old who knows how to push your buttons, learning the difference between bad manners and genuine curiosity can be a huge savior to your sanity and view of your child.