Saturday, August 23, 2008

Parents should teach kids to think

Most parents attempt to teach their children what to think, instead of how to think. Do this, don’t do that, this is good for you or that is not good for your health. Without realizing it we unconsciously pass on our belief patterns to our children.

As parents we are temporary caretakers of our children and it is our job to help them, to eventually stand on their own feet. To not only survive, but to grow and succeed in this fast changing world. To do this, we need to teach our kids how to think, how to weigh alternatives & make decisions after realizing the consequences. We need to develop in them a sense of self- responsibility for their actions and decisions and the consequences.