I was thinking the other day about the kids of to-day. They seem to much more inventive and creative. The amount of teenage and young millionaires seem to be on the increase. Which then got me thinking about the education system and is it really teaching anything to these wonderful people.
Top ten Millionaire Kids by Shawn Larson……
My point is.….. should we be changing the way we teach kids to-day in schools, at home, in sports etc. The mind-set of the young to-day is used to an ever changing world, they easily cope with change and differences.
They are under so much pressure at school to get good academic grades and the stress of this and all the work and homework they do, plus the added stress of all the violence and bullying that goes on in schools is overwhelming for them.
The young are left to entertain themselves with all the technology and what it has to offer. They learn from the internet (good and bad) which right now is a major influence in their lives.
We as humans model behavior from others. If our behavior is being molded by the internet, which is a major influence in the lives of many, then should we not be changing the education and parenting styles to accommodate this model.
We can learn so much from the young and unfortunately most of them are not given a voice.
I was watching an episode of Shark Tank on the tv and a 9 year old boy came on with an idea he had about making dog treats. He baked them himself and sold them to his neighbors and friends. He went to the Sharks for investment money so he could expand as he could not keep up with supply and demand. The Sharks invested in him and he now has an amazing business.
What can school offer this 9 year old. What can the 9 year old offer the school should be the question. We could all learn from him.
Kids as young as 2 years old can find their way around a tablet and phone surely this tells society that we have a different type of human learning and we need to accommodate this.
The rise in suicides and the rise in violence in young people is growing at a scary rate. Depression is on the rise and I am sure most of it could be eradicated if we were to listen and engage these kids in their world and not keep flogging them with the old world.
If you are around children of any age listen to them and learn from them they have so much to offer, the only difference between them and you is age and life experience the brain is the same.