Learning How to Learn

Both of my boys were eager, hands-on learners. My oldest, especially, would get so frustrated if Tom (his Dad) and I anticipated an opportunity for him to learn something and, instead, walked him through the lesson. We always meant well, but we were unknowingly taking away a “conquering moment” each time. We never realized we were substituting a “teaching moment” in place of his “learning moment.” In our defense, he was also a strong-willed, stubborn child and seemed to have → Read more