Raising Jedi knights – re-thinking the goals and methods and child education

Agyei Tyehimba wonders about parenting and what it would be like if children were prepared to face the world learning like Jedi knights.

Notwithstanding white supremacy, the reason why so many (not ALL of them) of our young people find themselves lost, confused, and dysfunctional in the world is because we as their parents are not properly preparing them; frankly speaking, they are ill-equipped, and this reality sadly shows through the consistently poor decisions they make, their immaturity, their lack of initiative and motivation, and their inability to generally deal with life successfully. And this reality will continue until we become proactive in our parenting and creative in our approach to education. Essentially, such thinking would completely transform education as we know it, and result in the training of balanced and well-rounded young people, leaders and problem-solvers.

He wonders about initiation and the challenges that are dealt with and proposes a list of key areas that could be covered including self defense, public speaking and creating a plan to achieve goals.

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5 thoughts on “Raising Jedi knights – re-thinking the goals and methods and child education

  1. There are some good ideas, indeed. Of course,
    exams have taken the place of initiations, but perhaps should go back more towards the old formats? As for the subjects, these should be argued as things that will flow automatically from daily living in a well-regulated family – but the fact that they don’t flow says something for the quality of regulation in families these days!

    • Hi, what old formats do you think would work?
      Like your point about things that will flow automatically from daily living

      • I was thinking of the various initiations in so-called ‘primitive’ cultures, each recognising the mastering of a particular range of skills, and each giving an increased status. There needs to be more incentive than a pass-mark to get one to the next class. I also think that there is far too much lowest common denominator pandering. Academic progress should have no age or time limitations, and competition encouraged more.

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