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How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off - NYTimes.com
The parents of ordinary children had an average of six rules, like specific schedules for homework and bedtime. Parents of highly creative children had an average of fewer than one rule.

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart. By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves. They tended to “place emphasis on moral values, rather than on specific rules,” the Harvard psychologist Teresa Amabile reports.
psychology  kid  child  education  learning  creativity  upbringing 
april 2017 by yaroslav
Carol Dweck Explains the False Growth Mindset - The Atlantic
A lot of parents or teachers say praise the effort, not the outcome. I say [that’s] wrong: Praise the effort that led to the outcome or learning progress; tie the praise to it. It’s not just effort, but strategy … so support the student in finding another strategy. Effective teachers who actually have classrooms full of children with a growth mindset are always supporting children’s learning strategies and showing how strategies created that success.
education  psychology  mindset  dweck  growth  development  children  parenting 
december 2016 by yaroslav
Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you - Coding 2 Learn
When they hit eleven, give them a plaintext file with ten-thousand WPA2 keys and tell them that the real one is in there somewhere. See how quickly they discover Python or Bash then.
kid  child  education  technology  programming  computers  culture  kid.todo  maya 
august 2013 by yaroslav

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