Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Teachable moments

Children continually interrogate us, it symbolizes the life of childhood. "Why" and "What" are the keys with which it unlocks the treasury of the world. The boy's numberless questions often seem trivial, but the wise parent will never turn them off unanswered if he can help it. It is his rich opportunity of teaching. Here, with the child's question, he is met half way, and there is all the difference between impressing truth on an eager mind and an uninterested one. The little fellow, helping you at your work and spearing you with endless questions, may learn as much in a half hour in those moments as in a week when his body is a prisoner in a school-room and his thoughts are out of doors."
From my new book store find, "A True Friend."

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