6-9 years

The sweet spot for teaching life skills

The sweet spot for teaching life skills

It's there, right on the edge of their current abilities that children are able to focus, practice, and eventually master a skill. (The same is true for adults btw). These activities offer just the right amount of challenge and interest for young children, and in turn build independence, grit, and real skills. Here's a few examples by age to get you started.

Respectfully, I must disagree. A game to teach your child HOW to think.

Respectfully, I must disagree.  A game to teach your child HOW to think.

We've all got opinions, values and views.    To respectfully hear another person's opinion is, I would argue, a necessary life skill.   It requires keeping an open mind, critical thinking,  and empathy. 

It's not easy, trust me.  But it is teachable.