It means letting children be who they are meant to be. It means honouring their cocktail of intelligences.
ALL KIDS ARE SMART can show you ways to assess your child’s intelligences and build on each one.
You can of course also assess and build your own intelligences as well with this book!
Of course we want the best for our children but that does not always mean academic success.
The values such as kindness, self-discipline, perseverance and loyalty are the most important things we teach as well as spiritual, emotional and social learning.
Listening to children and making time to be with them, are essential as we help them to grow.
Encouraging children to be kind and loving people are essential components of real learning. These values cannot be learned at speed and children gradually learn these through interactions with you and their close and extended family and community groups and through their play, books, media and faiths. Build a meaningful, positive and life enhancing home environment for your children and choose a schooling system that will build their EQ as well as their IQ!
You are a model- ultimately what you DO rather than what you say will have the greatest impact on your children.
Give up your preconceived notions of who they should be. (And who YOU want them to be!)
Rather ask- who are they?
Let them unfold and discover their own destiny and don’t stand in their way!