1. Do you think people should be trained before they become parents?
Well, there are definitely ways they can prepare themselves. For example, they can take courses and read books on how to raise children. But I don5t think they necessarily have to be trained. Some people are just naturally good with kids300. And most knowledge and skills can be easily acquired through the internet. So, parenting classes shouldn’t be a mandatory task for those who are going to be parents.
2. What do you think is the best age for people to have children?
I suppose people should have children when they’re in their late twenties or early thirties. To me, that’s the best age for people to have kids because they’re old enough to be experienced. They generally know what they want, and they’ve had time to learn how to be good parents. Plus, they’re young enough to be in their children’s lives for a long time. I think that’s the perfect balance.
3. Do you think childhood is the best and the most important period of life?
I believe childhood is definitely a very important part of life. But I don’t really think it’s the best or the most important. At that stage of life301, you’re discovering everything for the first time. But I don’t think it means anything to you until you’re older. You definitely don’t have a lot of freedom as a child. There’s way more you can do as an adult. So I wouldn’t say childhood is as good as it gets.
4. What can make children laugh?
Well, when they’re young enough, basically anything can make a kid laugh. But generally, children laugh at really silly stuff302. You know, they think it’s funny if someone falls over or messes up something. They also like really cheesy jokes303. They’re very easy to entertain. Besides, they tend to laugh when they’re having a lot of fun. It’s very cute to watch them laugh and play together. Kids are just so carefree and innocent304.
5. Should children play alone or with others?
Children should definitely play with others. If they only play by themselves, they might get really bored and lonely. But if they play with others, they can learn how to make friends and get along with children their age. That’s a big part of developing healthy relationships later in life. Plus, it5s important to have social skills. Otherwise you won’t get too far in life. So it’s best for them to play with others.
300 naturally good with kids:天生就和孩子会相处，相处的好
301 At that stage of life:在人生的那个阶段
302 laugh at really silly stuff：(会因为）非常愚蠢的事情大笑
303 cheesy jokes:俗套的笑话
304 carefree and innocent：无忧无虑，天真无邪