Some people think that parents can push their children too hard. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Kids come factory shipped in a thick and gooey vacuum pack ready to suck up all the knowledge you can shove into them. That’s why their eyes are so big in proportion to their heads.
I intend to teach my child to use chopsticks and play Chopin with his or her toes just in case he or she were to become maimed while repairing the damaged power-tools scattered throughout our nursery. With the clumsy fingers of an infant, if our kid doesn’t read the manual with care and patience, he or she might find operating the lathe difficult, not to mention the levers and channels of our rickety table-saw are less than intuitive or predictable.
Of course, for a person to succeed in this world, physical dexterity isn’t enough; it will also require mental stamina and agility. For this, using a quality pair of headphones and a specially designed stereo-headset, one now has the ability teach the left side of a baby’s fertile young brain Finnish while teaching the right side geometry. I mean, for the sake of efficiency, it’s just good sense. And besides, should a child make it to grade school without a mastery of mathematics and at least one Scandinavian language, their prospects for a future of great success may be cast into doubt.
Lastly, rotating mobiles, like sleep, are, for the modern youth, obsolete. To get the most of of a child’s early ears, one should pinion his or her young eyes open during “nap-time” or “bed-time” so it can get an unobstructed view of the 32 ceiling mounted LCD flat-panels forever broadcasting a potpourri of MSNBC, CSPAN, PBS, and, for culture, VH1.
For a child to be well rounded and competitive intellectually with his peers, a parent can’t do enough.