Doctors Darlene Sweetland and Ron Stolberg join forces to write the book, Teaching Kids To Think Raising Confident, Independent, & Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification.
What this requires, especially in those Early Childhood Years, is an understanding of the developmental stages and how powerful it can be not to always “rescue” children. As clinical psychologists doctors, Sweetland and Stolberg, have worked with parents and educators for over twenty years.
Over the years, they have seen a growing number of children who have become frustrated solving simple life problems. Could it be that our world of “instant gratification” is taking its toll?
We can help children learn to think by taking advantage of critical times of development. To learn more, grab your copy of Teaching Kids to Think.
Now Lawrence Krauss,
What should be the basis of education is not answers, but questions.
This doesn’t mean basic skills shouldn’t be taught, but creative thinking needs to be taught along with skills. Lawrence suggests getting teams of educators together and creating a set of goals and tools to help children learn skills after deciding what those skills should be. Standards should be determined by educators. And then children should be taught how to find the answers they don’t know rather than just regurgitate information.
Lawrence Krauss: We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking
Give children the opportunity to rescue themselves. ~Teach Kids How To Think