Reading classic philosophical works with kids can be really rewarding. My favorite to read with my kids has been Plato's Allegory of the Cave because it's a short dialog but is jam-packed with interesting things to discuss. However, teaching kids philosophy can be more than … [Read more...] about What Can Mary Poppins Teach Kids About Leadership?
A big benefit that comes from children learning philosophy is that they learn how to express an opinion and provide reasons to support it. But even before they can do that, kids need to learn how to describe what they experience. Being descriptive will help kids better express … [Read more...] about Help Kids Be More Descriptive. 4 Practice Activities.
When I was about 9, the kids on our street had this intense rivalry with kids a few streets away. In the beginning I wasn't sure how it started but knew it was definitely fueled by our perceived differences. They wore Raiders gear and we wore 49ers. We rode skateboards and they … [Read more...] about 3 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Tribalism
A couple months ago our family was gathered in our backyard with some extended family. My father-in-law was explaining a treatment for cancer he was about to have. People were talking quietly and respectfully because obviously it was a serious conversation. Out of nowhere my 6 … [Read more...] about Difference Between Guilt and Shame
Philosophy--it sounds a bit pretentious. It's from Greek and it means "the love of wisdom," but simplified it really is about curiosity and wonder. As adults we tend to lose our sense of wonder and often let cynicism push aside curiosity. Not kids though. They have both in … [Read more...] about What The Repeated ‘Why’ Questions Really Mean