Sorry, I Couldn’t Just Spell It Out Yesterday

Lots of things shouldn't be done, because they're unsafe. This includes spoon feeding answers.

Often as a parent, I insist on our son telling me the answer to the really important issues. If he can’t tell me what I believe is crystal clear and blindingly obvious, then he doesn’t understand it yet. And telling him will not help him understand it. Ever.

Insight: Telling an answer only lets people know it. It rarely helps them understand it. Knowing and understanding are not the same. Period.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.