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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