Scaffolding the Childing way

Scaffolding the Childing way

Came across on Twitter this intriguing essay on the scaffolding approach to optimal learning among kids. While this approach is now considerably in vogue again, I was surprised it made no mention whatsoever of its originator – namely, the Russian philosopher and...
Stress Matters

Stress Matters

Until we adults recalibrate some long-held preconceptions we hold towards children, our youngest brethren will never fully flourish. Take stress matters and the all too prevalent adult-held philosophy of children and stress, as set forth in a recent article by a...
Brothers’ and sisters’ keepers

Brothers’ and sisters’ keepers

Had a chat with someone I met while in Texas for a series of incredibly meaning Philosophy of Childing events. She has two young kids. Her kids right now compete for her attention — that’s how young siblings typically are. If one gets a gift, she the other...
Anyone can — and should — philosophize

Anyone can — and should — philosophize

In Ratatouille, Chef Gusteau claims, “Anyone can cook.” I claim, “Anyone can philosophize.”  And everyone should. No, not the pretentious, impenetrable stuff in academia that all too often is passed off as philosophizing, when little, alas,...