The Secret to Raising Smart Kids
Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are.
it can be very disempowering to be told you are smart, or smarter… what does that mean anyway? intelligence varies across too many dimensions to really make that claim too strongly as far as i’m concerned. there are people who are demonstrably disadvantaged in any number of ways in terms of mental faculties, but past the demonstrable, I’m not sure i believe in ‘smart’ as much as I might have a few years ago.