Sit Down, Shut Up; How Not to Raise Scientifically Literate Children
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how getting out of your kids’ way will help them grow to love science and exploration.
Seemingly every year a new report comes out showing that students in the U.S. are lagging behind their international peers when it comes to math and science. As a parent, what exactly can you do to help your child make their way to the head of the class?
Simply put, get out of their way.
As America’s coolest scientist, author, and internet celebrity, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains that too often parents build a culture of don’t and inadvertently curb children’s curiosity about the world around them in the process.
In the video below, Dr. Tyson describes the best thing you can do to get your kids interested in science, and it’s a lot simpler than you might think.
While the video above provides some of the best advice I’ve heard in some time, Neil deGrasse Tyson is full of wisdom, advice, and humor. I encourage you to follow him on Facebook, or better yet,Twitter, for more great advice like this.
Scott Holm is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff. Scott has more than 14 years of experience managing websites and publishing web content. As a tech-enthusiast, Scott enjoys writing about science and technology. Born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, Scott is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, including hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and summiting some of the tallest peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Scott is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, and has two loving kids, a dog (Nemo), and a cat (Gizmo).