Robert Hansen posted Mar 8, 2013 9:29 AM: > > On Mar 7, 2013, at 8:37 PM, GS Chandy > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > And - I have generally found - such "overweening > parents" are generally a WHOLE LOT less *effective* > as parents than they believe themselves to be. I > have seen a few such parents. > > Well, I have been entirely open with my experience of > parenting and the results. Maybe it is time that you > and Lou share yours so that I can understand better > where you are coming from. > > Bob Hansen > Where I'm coming from: ==== Try and encourage the natural 'question-asking frame of mind' that's inherent in every human being (but which is alas stultified in most of our conventional systems - 'teacher-student' systems; 'parent-child' systems; school systems; government systems; whatever). THAT'S where I'm coming from!
As a teacher, I believe Anna Roys appears to have exactly the right approach, as expressed in a couple of her messages (in another thread, "Why schools used to be better"):