Watch this lovely piece of guiding by this mom, who let her son struggle with the cello tape.
10. Focus on actions and not words
Let your child show you what she knows. Don’t worry too much about her telling you.
Action is the foundation that words are built on.
Let her do it. The words will follow.
11. It’s about the process and not the product
Let him think through tricky stuff.
If you’re cooking and the hotplate or gas range is not on, let him figure it out.
Once he figures it out, let him take steps to remedy the situation.
Push the responsibility of thinking on him.
Let him make mistakes and learn from them.
We can’t learn without making mistakes.
Here’s my punch list:
Always presume competence Understand your child’s learning style Expose your child to experiences Work with a guide Build a strong relationship Dynamic Intelligence is the Key Slow down mindfully. Be present Reduce instructions Don’t prompt immediately Actions before words Focus on the process