Kid-Wisdom – When Your Kid Becomes Your Teacher

Red-Tipped Cane

Some 30 years later I can still see the blind student tapping his way towards class with his long, red-tipped cane. My son and I stared in unison at his slow but steady progress.

Sensing a “teachable moment” (I was probably trying to instill compassion or something), I commented how hard it must be to get around when you’re blind. Just like that my son became my teacher: “It’s a lot better than being blind and staying home.” He was right.

My son’s words opened my eyes to something I’d missed. I saw the student’s disability; my son saw his dignity.

Kid-wisdom! It falls outside adult boxes. If you Listen to kids, you’ll pick up some gems.


What have kids taught you?

Kid-Wisdom – When Your Kid Becomes Your Teacher
© Lynne Fox, 2016


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4 thoughts on “Kid-Wisdom – When Your Kid Becomes Your Teacher

    • August 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      I liked her comment that learning between adults and kids should be reciprocal. Thanks for the link.

  • August 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Love this story!

    We grown ups so easily overthink things, and kids help us see past the clutter of our own perspectives.

    • August 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      The incident happened years and years ago, but I still remember it vividly!


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