A door opens and an 8 year old Nicholas yells out "Dad, how do you spell fighting?"
"F-I-G-H-T-I-N-G" came the quick reply.
A door slams and off Nicholas runs to write whatever it was that he was creating.
It was never that easy for me.
"How do you spell..." questions were answered with a quick "You know where the dictionary is."
I stopped asking and started guessing. I am not sure that was the parenting technique that I will emulate because to this day, I can't spell very well...but I am a frigg'n wiz with the dictionary!