Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Best way to educate children..?

Blog quote #994...  
"All to often we are giving young people cut flowers, when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."-John W. Gardner- 
What's that saying--Give a man a fish, feed him that day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life?  Perhaps the hovering helicopter parents of today are trying to do too much for the kids? All with  good intentions of course, but the facts are we don't learn well when people do things for us. 
The best education comes via mistakes, rejection, tough hard work, experience and good old fashioned sweat. The old cliche 'school of hard knocks' is  spot on with its terminology. 
So...the suggestion here is let the kids become their own style horticulturist, rather than a receiver of a nice bouquet of roses. We love it, Mr Gardner!
That's my view...what say you?
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