Today's kids learn how to use devices such as smartphones and tables before they read or even walk. My 1 year old quickly figured out how to swipe the screen on an iPad to find the app with a picture of Mickey Mouse. The "digital natives" don't know anything different than a … [Read more...] about How Well Can Your Child Judge The Credibility Of Information On The Internet?
When I was 10 years old, I checked out a book from the library about folk legends. The book detailed stories of Big Foot, the Hydra and various other monsters that had reported sightings around the world. My favorite was the story of the Loch Ness Monster. Evidence for the … [Read more...] about Can Your Kids Avoid Being Fooled?
I was standing in our kitchen eating lunch with my 6 year old on a Saturday. I was eating chips and salsa while she was carefully pulling the crust off of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Me: Audrey, what is it that makes you...you? Audrey: [Shrugs] I don't know. Maybe … [Read more...] about 5 Things Kids Should Consider About Who They Are
In another article about the Ethics of the Trolley I wrote about how I told 4 kids that I had only 3 candy bars to hand out. I presented the candy bar dilemma to them as an ethical question but below the surface of this jerky thing to tell kids is an economic question. How do you … [Read more...] about Train Kids To Consider Different Approaches to Economic Justice
If the occasion ever arises where I can give my kids an ethical dilemma to solve, I like to do it. It's especially fun if I can wind them up with some light hearted torment. This is an example of the type of scenario I'm talking about: Me: [With 4 kids in front of me] Hey, … [Read more...] about How Would Your Kids Handle the Ethics of The Trolley?