Guest opinion: What kind of childhood do kids really need?

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  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 27, 2019 11:01 a.m.

    2 things; Teach your kids skills to succeed in this world. Let them fail and show them how to fix their failures. Let them make mistakes-Mommy and Daddy won't always be there to make things better.
    But, the best thing to teach your kids, is teach them how to think. Not, WHAT to think, primarily because it promotes your thinking, but HOW to think. Your kids will not always agree with you and your beliefs, but they'll thank you for teaching them how to think.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 26, 2019 5:10 p.m.

    I figure they need a childhood that includes no helmets. Peanuts. Whole milk, warm from the cow. Wasp stings, cat scratches, and electric shocks. They should learn to be cautious around animals, and what gasoline, antifreeze and motor oil taste like.
    They should learn that creatures die, firsthand. They should learn to be prepared to deal and interact with others. Different others.
    They should learn to be members of our group, our tribe, our humanity. None of that comes from a screen.