"When I went to Shari's house after school she told me that she can't eat pork. Why is that?" When it comes to kids, curiosity is par for the course. What makes the difference is how you handle it. Teach your kid from an early age to ask questions rather than judge when he sees something that looks different or encounters a practice he doesn't understand. Support a free-thinking mindset and let him form his own opinions by answering with facts that aren't colored by your judgments.