Posted: Mar 20, 2010 7:45 am
by Warren Dew
campermon wrote:In my experience it takes a stupid parent to make a child stupid...

Pretty much. Our daughter seems to be well ahead of the standard milestones for her age, and we certainly didn't do much to help her, aside from providing adequate nutrition. There were, however, a myriad ways in which we could have stunted her.

In answer to the topic, I think one of the reasons people think children are stupid is because people assume that other people can't think anything more complex than what they say. In fact, children usually have much larger passive vocabularies than active vocabularies, and there are a lot of things they can think and be smart about that they can't express in a way that most adults can understand.