Blind Spots and Twisted Sayings

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Removing the Blind Spots

We all have things that we have learned incorrectly.  This ignorance may be a saying, the meaning of a word, or even a historical fact.  The challenge is to help our kids avoid falling into those gaps.  When a phrase or “fact” is mentioned, we need to verify it.  Moreover, we need to teach our children to test their knowledge through a dictionary or encyclopedia.  This requires a healthy skepticism about everything including their knowledge.  Ask your kids to explain their meaning when they use a phrase or ask them to define a word they use.  This exercise creates the habit of checking our assumptions on a regular basis.

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