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Let go so kids can figure out how to solve problems

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  • Bob K porland, OR
    Oct. 9, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    Children learn by trying, and often, by failing.

    Religious parents must be vigilant to not let the kid think that everything will be taken care of by their beliefs: God gave people hands and brains to take care of everyday matters.

    In the past, I have found that disagreements with lds members turned from cordial to angry when I pushed for more understanding or finding a middle ground. If you are raised to believe that everything is already answered, and not encouraged to form your own world views, you do not form good skills for discussion.
    I would imagine this is a major issue for lds today. Although the apostles, etc were raised in an era of conformity, kids today have so much input from the internet, etc, that it is foolish to expect them to think and act like someone born in 1940 or 1950.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    Letting go is the art of parenting. Parents need to teach correct principles, than have the faith to let go. Like the mother of Moses, she let go, but remained caringly involved, something not meant for the faint in heart.