Abstraction and Context

All about Abstraction and Context, by Karla Fisher. Karla explains her thought processes of going from pictures to words to phrases, and how this can lead to misunderstandings.  She urges parents to ask clarifying questions when a child is obstinate about being right – because they might well be, and it can be damaging to the child to be constantly told they’re wrong when they know they’re right.  She acknowledges that these children also need to learn to be wrong, but they can better learn that when they also know that their context differences are accepted.

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