A researcher in the 1960's by the name of Walter Mischel, then at Stanford University and now at Columbia, studied self-control in young children.Working individually with four-year-olds in a laboratory setting, he put one marshmallow in front of each child.
Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder helped me learn to see the beauty in the chaos.
As a Type-A personality, I’m often in a position where I stress out about things that I can’t control.
" "Where do you think we might find more information to solve this problem? Taking a moment to form hypotheses during play is a critical thinking exercise that helps develop skills.
Try asking your child, "If we do this, what do you think will happen?
These hands-on experiences provide an integral foundation for later abstract critical thinking. Offering your child ample time to think, attempt a task, or generate a response is critical, but not necessarily easy to do.
Try counting (silently) to 60 while your child is thinking, before intervening or speaking.
As a parent, your role may sometimes be to ask open-ended questions to guide the thinking process.
In other cases, it may be more appropriate to allow your child to experiment and refine her theories on what causes things to happen.
When I learned how to embrace uncertainty, my whole worldview changed.
This book will change the way that you do business, but it will also touch every other aspect of your life.