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Be the Gardener, not the Carpenter for your kids

There is no doubt that we wish the best for our kids. We try as hard as we can and make choices as intelligently as possible. Nevertheless what often happens is that in an effort to give them the best we fall into the trap of micromanagement. We try to control them too much; we decide for them way too often; we try to protect them from all the possible troubles and problems. In a way this a natural wish – to protect your off-spring from everything. On the other hand, the same as micromanaging is a recipe for trouble in the corporate world; micromanaging childhood has many cons which by far outweigh its pros.

In her latest book “The Gardener and the Carpenter” Prof. Alison Gopnik propagates the idea that Continue reading Be the Gardener, not the Carpenter for your kids