The Learning Renaissance

Formative Parenting Means Not Always Being Right

There is great mythology about parenting, and teaching for that matter.

Unfortunately, once you put people in a role of responsibility, they assume that they must act infallibly. That is always a mistake. The secret of building successful relationships as a parent or a teacher is to establish genuine relationships.

As my friend Kev Hewitson says: If you can’t reach them, you can’t teach them.

Your children or pupils need to see you happy, unsure, hesitant, worried and silly if they are to be able to learn effectively from your example. Never feel the need to always be right… it is not authentic and you will be found out.

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About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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