Trying to ask a 2 year old where he put something and expecting a sufficient answer, is like asking Alexa to play a song that happens to share a title with 40 other songs. You may get the answer you’re looking for right away or you may never be able to hear the one you want. That was the case with my son and my missing tool.
“Where did you put that tool?” It was not the first time I had asked by son this question. He has a knack for wanting to help me with my projects. So when I was closing up my pool for the season last weekend, he was beside me much of the time. However, when I laid down a tool I was using, it suddenly disappeared, but this time I could not manage to find it after he used it. Needless to say I was a bit frustrated.
Too many kid-free zones can rob wisdom from future generations.Jeremy Pryor
Thankfully that frustrated subsided when I was reminded that experiencing life together with my son is far more valuable than any tool I could ever lose. However, that does not seem to be the modern perspective on the adult/kid relationship in the world today. And I think it’s costing the next generation more than we think, which is why I love Jeremy Pryor’s brief article “How to Dial Up a Child’s Wisdom“.
In the article, he shares one sure fire way to increase the next generations wisdom. If you’re asking the question or worried about the younger generations wisdom quota, you’ll want to read this article – even if you’re not a parent. Wisdom is not just something that can be taught it really has to be caught and that is exactly what Jeremy alludes to in his article. Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day!