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Carl LIndgren

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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.

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  • Nov 19 2011: My daughter's first fascination was the Moon- all I did was to go and share with her everything I knew about the moon, next I did was searched for pictures & stories about the Moon- then shared them with her. This went on for weeks together- which means till she had 'enough' of Moon. I let myself go with her fascination & would stop sharing about a particular topic when she stopped asking about it. The next thing she got fascinated about was the Horse. All I did was collected all the material I knew about horses and shared it with her. While I did all this, the intention was NOT TO TEACH anything. The intention was to EXPOSE HER TO INFORMATION & EXPERIENCE. So the axiom I follow is FOLLOW WHAT YOUR CHILD WANTS TO KNOW/LEARN. The rest of the things children merely absorb from you- mostly without you even being aware of!

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