elementary

Show. Don't Tell.

Show. Don't Tell.

Show and tell might be helpful for sharing at circle time, but when it comes to young children the show is much more important than the tell.   I bet you've already experienced the power of showing your child something, like that time your toddler said "that phrase you don't say in public" when she dropped her plate.  

Here's how you can purposefully show a skill to your young child, step by step. 

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.