TED Conversations

Carl LIndgren

Managing Editor / Founder, MAP Magazine


This conversation is closed.

What are the Top 5 things you can teach/share with a 6 year old?

I am interested in what other fathers/mother do with their kids to help them become kind, caring and humble human beings.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb

    . . 100+

    • +3
    Nov 17 2011: Hi Carl,

    I am tippy toe-ing back into your conversation to add my bit. I have read some of the comments others wrote and this thread you created has now become a rich reference for some fabulous ideas of things to teach a 6-yr old. There is a lot here to "teach" a 6-yr old !!

    So my itsy bit is in regards to the word "share" and is two fold. (Share being a two-way street)

    Part one has to do with being and acting as your best and highest self at all times ( since it is what you do and not what you say that really counts ).

    Part two has to do with learning from the child instead of trying to teach her/him. I believe that children come into this world already knowing a lot, and they learn so much faster than any one else, so by the time they are six, I think they have surpassed the grown ups in many ways.
    • thumb
      Nov 17 2011: Thanks Juliette ... it's so wonderful to have such a quick document of so much knowledge. I agree with you too :)
      • thumb

        . . 100+

        • +1
        Nov 17 2011: Well, what lovelier topic than children !?

        1. Create the healthy environment for them (emotional and physical environment)
        and yourself.
        2. Let the children lead the way
        3. Learn from children

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.