Kids are smart. Or, at least, they aren’t THAT dumb. I mean, yes, they do stupid things now and again, but we give them far too little credit for what they are truly capable of. Most kids’ “stupidity” is merely ignorance steeped in hormones simmering in a still developing brain. You can fix ignorance, but stupid is forever.
The ignorant yet developing brain is just waiting to be cultivated. There is never a time in someone’s life where they possess greater neural and muscular plasticity than early childhood. Kids are capable of rather remarkable feats of both dexterity and understanding, and what they learn in their formative years will echo down to the very end of their lives. I don’t believe most of us grasp what the average child is fully capable of.Read More