“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead
YES! So much yes in this quote. So many times I listen to children and they merely mimic what they are hearing. There is no thought put in the words, merely mimicry of what has been taught to them to think. Does that make sense? I’m not sure I worded that properly to get my point across.
Since my children were very young, I have endeavored to teach them to think for themselves, to be confident, and to not fear telling others what they feel or believe. I’m not always successful in this, but I do hope I have managed to at very least make them want to think for themselves.
I am not sure what precipitated this post. I’m feeling a bit introspective I suppose. As two of my children near adulthood and one embarks of the journey of toddlerhood, I can’t help but pour over the past and see what I perhaps did right or wrong.
Life would be so much easier if everything came with a manual, wouldn’t it? HAHA! It would be too easy then, I would think. Life is much more interesting when living by the edge of your seat, no guidelines to direct you, no hand to hold.
David Guetta – Titanium ft. Sia