Taking children seriously

This essay corroborates a lot of my own views about how I would choose to raise my children. Whenever interacting with children, I prefer to treat them exactly as I do adults, respecting their ability to reason, learn, and comprehend.

As a kid, I resented being treated like a child. I didn’t like it if an adult would dumb down a concept or hand wave something away because it was assumed I wouldn’t be able to understand. I think if we treated kids more like adults, the adults of tomorrow would be smarter and stronger.