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Help me teach my 7-year old to SEE!

Help me teach my 7-year old to SEE! I love my 7-year old son beyond words. He’s creative, cheerful, smart, and loving. However, he truly doesn’t see the world around him. My 4-year old daughter is much more aware of her surroundings. I don’t want to change him, just help him learn how to open his eyes and be more aware of his environment. The fact is, I have been the same way he is for most of my life, and I’ve learned recently that life is not only easier but more fun when you’re aware of your surroundings. I’d rather he not have to wait 30 years to improve. [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Oct 21, 2011 - 21 answers

How/when to teach "perspective"?

Totally abstract parenting question: My kids are only 2 and 5, so this question is a bit early, but I wonder what other parents out there think about striking a balance between two seemingly-contradictory goals: Teaching our kids how to problem-solve, strive, and (hopefully) excel, while also helping them gain the perspective that in the end it doesn’t matter. [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Jan 3, 2010 - 27 answers

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