Ok so I've just started my two daughters on their first ever Pathfinder campaign using the pre-built TC1 "Into the Haunted Forest". It's going ok, they are having fun, but they seem to be overlooking some obvious questions that their characters should be asking.
For instance, after retrieving a stolen dagger and it then being confiscated (again) by the local sheriff, the girls jump at the chance to go on a quest to clear their name and be rewarded with the dagger but seem to have completely forgotten about the gang of mercs that accosted them (attempting to steal the same dagger) when the girls first entered the area.
Now I could force the issue, they will of course run into the gang again once the reach the forest, but am I hoping for too much from these new players that they might actually ask the Sheriff about the mercs prior to taking off on their adventure? It just seems to me that one would always cover their bases before moving forward in a campaign and yet my two young ones are just gung ho, ready to jump in and damn the consequences (apologies if that is not an acceptable method of communication here, trying to get the point across).
Any advice? This is actually my first Pathfinder campaign as well, though I'm well versed in RPG's in general (check my profile, I've played at least a half dozen). The girls seem to be enjoying it but I just want to make sure they get the whole experience.