What Adults Can Learn from Kids

I’m quite addicted to the TED Talks. I frequently watch several at one sitting, and I think there’s something there for everyone. I highly recommend them.

This latest discovery is a talk given by 12 year-old Adora Svitak about what adults can learn from kids:

“Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.”

I love the message here: the learning (the teaching) should be reciprocal. Adults should be learning from kids, not just the other way around.

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

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