7 Tips to Raising a Child Who NEVER Stops Learning

Photo by: Brian Gresko
Develop passions.
Books. Sports. Music. Cooking. Whatever it is, help your child develop passions. Having passions gives you something to talk about with people, and makes it ... more 
Photo by: Brian Gresko
Develop passions.
Books. Sports. Music. Cooking. Whatever it is, help your child develop passions. Having passions gives you something to talk about with people, and makes it easy to form friendships with those who share your interest. Your child will develop a sense of ownership around the subject, and feel proud of themselves for their accomplishments. A passion also gives kids the experience of learning about a subject independently, and that's something they can apply to other subjects later in life.
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Fri, Oct 11, 2013 1:11 PM EDT

What with tuition costs skyrocketing, have you ever stopped to consider the quality of the education your kids are gonna get in college? It better be good, right? And yet, according to an article in Time Magazine, less than half of college graduates can identify John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Most essential to success in the 21st Century, I think, is possessing the intellectual self-awareness to know when you don't know something, having a hungry curiosity to fill those zones of ignorance, and being savvy enough to pick up new skills. In other words, being a life-long learner. The end of college (or grad school, or what-have-you) does not mark the conclusion of your education. The world is ever-changing, and we need to keep up with it. A college has done a good job not if it's provided students with intellectual fish, but if it's taught them how to fish for themselves. That process begins now, in childhood. -By Brian Gresko

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