I keep hearing about this Amazon thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

How to raise a creative child

Hacker News article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/opinion/sunday/how-to-raise-a-creative-child-step-one-back-off.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/opinion/sunday/how-to-raise-a-creative-child-step-one-back-off.html

Bu the comment I agree with: "Backing off will no more produce a creative genius than pushing your child. Neither strategy makes the slightest difference to what is essentially an autonomous process. Beethoven's father did not back off. And Lars von Trier's parents left him to his own devices. Both are geniuses and both hated their childhood."
Permalink Io 
April 17th, 2017 2:06am
Broken link above, here's the working one: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/opinion/sunday/how-to-raise-a-creative-child-step-one-back-off.html
Permalink Io 
April 17th, 2017 2:11am
Being incredibly driven, ambitious and pushy with your kids can produce 'good' results, Mozart, Susan Polgar, the Wiliiams sisters, most Formula 1 drivers (in fact most sports), but I'm not sure this is 'true genius'.

Sometimes it all goes horribly 'wrong' - Lauren Harries, Sufiah Yusof.
Permalink Terrorist Watch 
April 17th, 2017 3:47am
The point of the article is that you can push your kids as long as they're not constantly seeking your approval.  The rewards have to be inner not outer.  By forcing your kids to practice piano for several hours a day, for example, you're teaching them how to develop a work ethic.  To become great at playing piano, they will need to find that they love playing piano on their own.

I think the brightest people are those who are good at finding and pursuing things they love.  If you're super smart but you don't have any motivation in anything, then you're not really exceptional.
Permalink Kenny the Robot 
April 17th, 2017 12:07pm
People should love the children they have instead of trying to live vicariously through them.
Permalink libtard 
April 17th, 2017 4:22pm
If you love your child, you help it to become the best it could be.
Permalink Yoda 
April 17th, 2017 4:54pm
And the first step in doing so is never assume their gender.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 17th, 2017 5:07pm
Dude, you don't HAVE to assume their gender.

It's right out there when changing diapers.

Doy.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 17th, 2017 6:54pm
I don't see gender. I'm gender blind. Is this a penis or a vagina? I don't know. I can't tell because gender doesn't exist for me.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 17th, 2017 8:26pm
Hopefully Idiot doesn't have children.
Permalink Ducknald Don 
April 18th, 2017 4:18am
I always tried to treat my kids(b&g) exactly the same, but when my son picked up a stick, it was a gun.
Permalink AntiAntiFa 
April 18th, 2017 5:36am

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