How To Train Your Kids To Be Curious
Technology company SumZero has a whole page dedicated to kids, complete with handy how-to videos and a “rule-of-thumb” calculator you can use to instantly explore what your kids are watching. (It assumes that your kids actually watch things on the internet, though, so let us know if you have any doubts about this.) The study included 1,234 kids between 6 and 12 years old.
Use The How-To Screen To Give Your Kids Some Courage
The video below outlines exactly how you should encourage and train your kids to be curious about the world. You must first start with the assumption that they’re likely not going to get a chance to explore this world by themselves. Then, use the video below to train them how to be curious about the world, because that’s what they will eventually use once they get older. Watch the video so you can begin the process of encouraging and educating your kids about the world around them. Don’t give yourself the idealistic hope that they’ll learn what they need to learn for themselves. Just start practicing a child-directed model of learning, until you’re happy to let them create on their own. Give Your Kids Confidence To Be Curious
What goes up must come down and there’s no reason to believe that’s the case with their kid-directed learning model. Encourage your kids to take risks and embrace failure (which doesn’t mean standing back and getting thrown off-balance, either). For instance, how many people do you know who, after spending several hours trying to start a video game, just gave up, afraid that everything would go wrong? Usually, everything would go wrong. But what would you rather do: give up right then and there, or stick with it and, sure, now you’re going to be toast? Remember the words of popular tween star Katharine McPhee: “When I was a kid, I would watch old movies and think, ‘Why isn’t there a YouTube where you can upload that for the world to see?’” McPhee (image via Shutterstock) Which leads to this question: what’s your answer? How do you start the process of teaching your kids how to embrace failure? Here’s how: Give Them Confidence That Failure Is OK
Failure isn’t bad, just different. Consider this as you sit down to try your best at making your kid’s video game. Or give them some time and money to try a new video game yourself. (And please make it honest.) Everyone will come up short on time or money, but if you allow them to fail, give them a reality check. Tell them that their failure is just a part of the process. It’s also an opportunity to learn what they want to learn.
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