Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code (There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.)
As a baby nerd, I was obsessed with Hackers. The 1995 cult movie followed Dade Murphy, who banded together with his fellow computer-savvy outcasts to expose a nefarious embezzlement scheme perpetrated by a rogue hacker at the supercorp Ellingson Mineral. It was the first time that I’d ever seen the message that it was cool to be smart.
The movie holds up surprisingly well: It still makes me want to shout “Hack the Planet!” while sticking it to the Man, and then go Rollerblading around Manhattan. One part does seem a little off, though. When, as an 11-year-old, Dade gets in trouble for a cyberattack that crashes a bunch of computers and tanks the stock market, the court forbids him from using a computer until he turns 18. And his parents uphold the ban!
To do the same in 2019 might come off as child abuse. We’re told there are few skills more important for kids to learn these days than computer literacy—and we’re supposed to take that word, literacy, at face value. Legislators in Maryland and Florida have argued that because programming uses computer languages, learning it should fulfill the foreign-language requirements for graduating high school. Extending this logic, we’re led to believe that the earlier one’s children are exposed to coding, the more fluent they’ll become.
As a gear tester for WIRED’s Gadget Lab, I see that firsthand. I’m bombarded with devices designed to teach coding to ever-younger kids. The Osmo bots, the iRobot Root: These purport to teach those as young as three that moving colors on a screen represent fun actions, like going up a wall or making a drawing.
Having spent the last two years attempting to interest my almost 5-year-old in these toys, I want to tell you: Don’t bother. Coding isn’t a language, it’s a skill. You cannot make your toddler trilingual in English, German, and Scratch.
I can certainly empathize with the anxiety that might make parents push their kids toward coding as early as possible. When the stereotype of a successful coder is a hoodied, 20-year-old brogrammer millionaire, it’s easy to think you’ve done your kid a profound disservice if they can’t make an app by the time they’re 5.
Using toys to teach math and technical skills also makes sense. In the 1960s, MIT mathematician and computer scientist Seymour Papert reasoned that he could pique children’s interest in geometry in a play environment. So he designed Logo, a kid-friendly programming language that kids could use to program a turtle robot to draw beautiful recursive designs. The Artie 3000, a drawing robot which I tried with my daughter, is a direct descendant of the turtle.
But you really don’t have to teach your kid to code before they can even read. Yes, code sometimes consists of text, but it doesn’t function as what linguists call “a natural language.”
Not only do natural languages state facts, they also express how we understand the world, our feelings and desires, and how we think of ourselves as people. When you tell your toddler not to throw that ball, you’re teaching them thousands of things about how to be part of a society—not only the imperative verb form, but that you can’t throw balls at people’s faces, that balls move fast when you move your arm like that, and what a voice sounds like when you’re about to get in big, big trouble. Computer code just doesn’t work that way. You can’t issue a command in C++ to your toddler and have them spit the appropriate output back.
Which isn’t to say that coding isn’t useful. But it’s pretty easy to pick up when you’re older, while fiddling with an insult generator during high school, or fixing a small bug at your day job. Many coding boot camps were founded on the explicit promise that you can teach the basics to people at any age.
As software developer Jeff Atwood explained in an influential 2012 blog post, “Programming is important … in the right context, for some people. But so are a lot of skills. I would no more urge everyone to learn programming than I would urge everyone to learn plumbing.”
Whenever I get another preschool coding bot, I think of Atwood’s advice—and also of a documentary I saw about the horse trainer Buck Brannaman. In that film, Brannaman says his foster father taught him an important life lesson: As long as he could shoe a horse, he’d be able to feed his family. Coding may be today’s shoeing horses—a skill that’s currently in demand, which may keep you clothed and fed. But even in Montana in the 1960s, you’d look pretty silly if you tried to force a tiny shoe hammer into your infant’s clenched fist.
There are some simpler ways to help your preschoolers grow up into good coders. First, teach them to be independent and decent human beings. Let your children pursue their own interests, struggle with their own problems, and devise their own solutions. Dade Murphy didn’t crash computers because his parents told him to; he crashed them because he wanted to.
Teach them also the importance of collaboration. The days of brilliant, lone hackers are over. Many software developers now work in large teams, which requires empathy and respect for many different kinds of people. Tell your toddlers that we can all learn from each other. Show them that they don’t act in a vacuum—that the things they do, and the words they say, have real consequences for themselves and others.
Finally, teach them patience in the face of increasingly intolerable frustration. The single-minded focus that your toddler brings to balancing a square stick on a round log can be applied to scrolling through thousands of lines of code, looking for a single syntax error. That is how you learn to hack the planet. Or maybe just make it a little better.
So, A. (2019). Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code. [online] Wired. Available at: https://www.wired.com/story/for-heavens-sake-stop-teaching-toddlers-how-to-code/ [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].
It is so sad over the tragic death of Adam Rayqal in the hands of the baby sitter, all I could think is either a negligence or an abuse case. I am not commenting on that case but my 20 years experience working with preschool teachers who are indirectly the child minders, could help us identifying good teachers from bad ones.
The key is to see how they prepare for their job. If they prepare early and do their homework well like preparing the lesson plans, teaching tools and organising their things, the teachers will find that handling children is a pleasure and the children will excel at learning. The same with baby sitters, we as parents should be able to see their preparations each day.
Preparation will make the teachers or the child minders ready for the job and they will not be stressful easily which if they become stressful, they can commit bad behaviour and can be harmful to the children.
For babysit, check also whether they have the equipments to assist them in doing their best, for example baby cots and the toys for the toddlers. The equipments also must be arranged at the right place for efficiency. The timetable and suitable activities arranged also important to keep the toddlers busy and will have an enjoyable and productive day..
If the baby sitters do not prepare, they will become tired easily, especially if they handle multiple toddlers. They will force the toddlers to sleep all the time and will act harshly towards the toddlers.
If parents send their children to taska or tadika, they must choose a professional administrator, or effective management. And make sure parents will work closely with the management and support them. Because the management will act on behalf of the parents and it is not easy to rule and manage the child minders and the teachers with many background.
In my experience, sometimes we found that the parents do not support the management and tend not to support the management in case there is an issue between the management and the child minder. Always remember that effective management will act on behalf of the parents, if they rule, it is for the benefit of the children, however not necessarily in favour of the child minders and the parents themselves.
We pray the goodness for all, with everybody playing their role at the best, nothing bad will happen insyaAllah. Bismillah, in the name of Allah, together we develop our next generation.
Few days back did you hear about the chinese tourists (from China) were asked to leave the Japanese restaurant for having poor eating attitude?
The women throw the peeled shells onto the floor, and pile up bones and rubbish on the table. According to the report, they had also stayed at their table beyond the limit of 90 minutes for the restaurant’s buffet service despite being reminded several times by staff that it was time to leave.
However this situation seems very common in Malaysia too.
On our Hari Raya festival, where we Malaysians would have Open House and makan-makan together, how would we expect Malaysians behave?
Last few nights I was invited for Iftar at a friend’s house. He invited many other friends and neighbours that it became quite a big event. Like usual I saw people just left the tables with many plates and bowls with so much mess and food waste without the awareness to help at least by throwing their own mess into the garbage bag.
We Malaysians used to eat outside at stalls and mamak restaurants where there are helpers to clean the table, so we behave the same when we are the guests of a kenduri??
Please, even it is the restaurant we pay, we Malays must behave well and lead by example and show good table manners ourselves. Our children will copy our behaviour or do we want in future our children becoming like the China’s tourists being chased out from the restaurant for having bad eating behaviour??
When people invite us for open house or kenduri, we need to focus more on establishing relationship, but not eating like we are starving and leave the table with mess like “monyet dapat bunga”
Another issue is on the damage that we do to the world when we widely serve using the plastic plates and utensils. Today Europe is proposing a ban on single-use plastic items such as cutlery, straws and cotton buds in a bid to clean up the oceans.
But can we imagine in Malaysia, how can we ban the plastics plates while the eaters are just do not want to help to clean their own mess?
One of the important factor to be happy in this world and hereafter is to have successful marriage. First to have a successful marriage, we must be clear on the purpose of marriage. Ask ourself for what reason we are getting married. Nowadays, happy marriages are declining because many couples cannot appreciate the true meaning of marriage.
Because sometimes they marry for wrong reasons. Some people want to get marry just to fulfill the physical desire. Physical desire cannot be the only reason for marriage. Some people get married to showcasing for the admiration of the people, some marrying the rich with the goal to remove their financial burden. Some get married to get the imigration status, to get the citizenship. Very few get married because of the purpose as Allah mentions in the Quran.
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ Ar Rum.21
And as of His Signs, He created mates for you from your souls that you may find rest in them. And He put between you love and mercy (compassion). Most surely there are Signs (proofs) in this for a people who reflect (reckon).
One should be ready mentally, spritually not physically only for marriage. Physical fulfillment is not the prime reason why Allah creates marriage and family for us. We need a soulmate from the opposite gender, (not from the same gender) who will continue the journey of life with us. Who can be our other half, who can integrate and complement us and be the true partner or true soul mate, true friend to help us, accompanying us for the rest of life to fulfill the purpose of creation.
So dearest young ladies and young men, make sure you have the right reason for marrying and if someone propose you for marriage, check their intention, you also need to be clear of your own intention, so that both of you do not fall in the pit of wrong marriage..
Hari ni kita baca berita remaja lelaki berumur 19 tahun cekik bekas teman wanita sampai mati di Port Dickson. Hari yang sama juga di Terengganu, seorang remaja ditangkap sebab mengugut untuk membunuh kekasihnya..
Huh.. sayang sekali, mereka masih muda belia, dah jadi mangsa iblis. Wal iya zubillah. Mohon Allah pelihara kita semua daripada tipudaya syaitan.
Sebenarnya syaitan hanya boleh menyesatkan kita sekiranya kita nak ikut dia. Jika dari awal kita tak nak ikut, dia tak boleh buat apa-apa kepada kita..
Oleh itu kecil ke besar ke sesuatu dosa itu, kita jangan ada niat nak buat. Sebab jika kita buat itu maksudnya kita mula engkar kepada Allah dan tidak kisah jika Allah murka. Jangan sesekali mulakan langkah kita kepada jalan syaitan.
Saya nak kongsi cerita seorang anggota polis di Turki. Pangkatnya besar. Dia seorang yang baik dan amanah. Satu hari dia terlibat untuk menangkap seorang penari yang membunuh orang. Oleh kerana dia kasihankan penari tersebut dan jatuh hati kepadanya, dia telah menipu bukti kes tersebut dan menyelamatkan penari tersebut yang kemudiannya dinikahi sebagai isteri kedua secara senyap-senyap.
Wangnya mula tidak mencukupi untuk menyara keluarga baru. Tambahan pula penari tersebut mahu sentiasa kelihatan cantik dan bergaya dan meminta duit yang banyak daripada polis tadi untuk menyara kehidupannya yang bergaya dan mewah. Bukan itu sahaja, gaya kehidupan penari tersebut tidak sihat dan bergaul dengan orang-orang liar. Polis tersebut mula mengambil kerja-kerja tambahan. Termasuk lah mula mengambil rasuah.
Satu hari disebabkan tertarik dengan upah yang besar, dia membunuh seorang ahli perniagaan yang membuat perniagaan haram. Disebabkan dia juga seorang polis, dia mampu menutup bukti kes seperti yg dilakukan kepada penari yang menjadi isterinya itu.
Namun pembunuhan yang dilakukannya itu dilihat oleh iparnya. Kerana takut rahsianya terbongkar, dia terpaksa membunuh iparnya.
Selepas itu dia terpaksa membunuh kawan-kawan polisnya juga yang terlibat dalam siasatan kes tersebut kerana mereka mula menjumpai bukti-buktinya.
Dipendekkan cerita, dia terpaksa membunuh ramai orang kerana khuatir rahsianya terbongkar. Akhirnya mafia yang mengupahnya untuk membunuh juga turut menggunakan kelemahan itu untuk menggugutnya untuk menjadi talibarut mafia di dalam balai polis. Dia bersekongkol dengan mafia dan terus membantu mafia menutup bahan bukti yang ada di dalam siasatan polis. Kejahatannya berganda-ganda.
Walaupun di sudut hati kecilnya dia rasa bersalah, tetapi dia terus melakukan kesalahan demi menutup kesalahan lalu dan khuatir kejahatannya diketahui ramai. Dia tak dapat diselamatkan lagi…
Jika dia ada sedikit keimanan dan sesal, dia mungkin akan ditangkap dan dihukum sewajarnya dan mudah-mudahan dia bertaubat. Jika dia tidak ada keimanan dan tidak sesal, maka Allah akan membiarkan kejahatannya berterusan sehinggalah dia mati dalam lautan kejahatan dan kufur.
Begitu lah syaitan merosakkan anak Adam. Oleh itu jauhi lah langkah-langkah syaitan. Jangan mula walaupun selangkah!
P/S Gambar hiasan sahaja.. Dan orang Turki tadi pun hanyalah diambil daripada cerita Turki.. ha ha ha, tetapi peristiwa tersebut memang benar-benar berlaku kepada manusia..
Mohon Ampun kepada Allah dan semoga Allah sentiasa memelihara kita dan memberikan pengampunan kepada kita.
Today, while waiting for the bus near my house in London, I saw a group of elderly around their 80s laughing and enjoying their time together whilst their two caregivers keep an eye on them. My heart suddenly felt so heavy. They reminded me of our 7th respectable Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who is 93 years old and is still fighting for Malaysia. While these elderly are relying on their caregivers to take a good care of them, we 31 millions of people are still depending on one and only 93 years old’s shoulder. A legend who should enjoy his last moments in life instead is fighting for our country. I’m so amazed at his dedication and passion to make Malaysia great again!
When my siblings and I were still young, my mom consistently told all of us of what a great man he is. Every time when we were being naughty and making ‘mistakes’ my mom will always say this ‘macam mana nak jadi macam Tun Mahathir!’, with her cold face. To cut a long story short, everything nice lah Tun Mahathir. The funny thing is we as a family will always spend our free time wandering around his residence in Cyberjaya, just to see if he’s there or not, my mum even jokingly (or maybe she is serious Idk) wanted to buy the land next to Tun Mahathir’s house just to become his neighbour. While me who was still young and only ‘know’ him through my parents’ stories and history books, felt nothing special about this aged man, until recently.
Tun Mahathir is now my beloved Prime Minister, this is the first time I feel so proud and somehow protective of my Prime Minister(?). Listening to his speeches makes me admire him a little too much. This 19-year-old girl is actually so embarrassed thinking of all this while, she always says ”I’m tired” though she didn’t even do half of the thing this astonishing man does. This man inspired me to be more eager, determined and committed to whatever I do! I now believe that Tun Mahathir is a living legend with an innovative mind that should be an exemplar for the youths today. Moreover, he had proven that knowledge is superior to money and essential in life. In the end, It is better to be looked up to as a “knowledgeable person” rather than a “rich person”. Therefore earning knowledge should be at the top of anybody’s priorities’. There are a lot more things I wanted to say about this inspirational man, but I’m getting emotional now😂.
I hope we as Malaysians could learn a lot of things from this legendary man. Let us all together regardless of our races or beliefs build a brighter future for Malaysia and this world!
Lots of love,
Saya lahir dalam keluarga yang beragama dan sentiasa mengambil berat dalam mengamalkan ajaran Islam. Dari nenek moyang pak haji mak aji, tok guru dan ibubapa yang berkelulusan universiti tertua di dunia, Universiti AlAzhar sewaktu ramai ketika itu yang belum ada kesedaran beragama.
Datuk sebelah ibu saya membesar di Tanah Suci Mekah ketika zaman Malaya lagi. Datuk sebelah bapa saya merupakan guru Al Quran dan juga berwibawa di dalam masyarakat di mana dia mendapat kepercayaan mereka untuk mentadbir sebuah “tabung” untuk penduduk setempat menabung bagi tujuan untuk ke Mekah. Datuk saya melabur di dalam perniagaan-perniagaan India muslim (zaman dulu orang melayu belum berniaga) dan memberikan keuntungan pelaburan kepada penabung sehingga mereka mampu menunaikan haji di Mekah. Datuk sebelah bapa saya dikenali sebagai Haji Abdullah Tuke. Tuke merupakan gelaran yang bererti Tabung. Ya. Seperti Tabung Haji. Dan Datuk saya melakukannya sebelum merdeka sebelum wujudnya Tabung Haji lagi..
Itu lah serba sedikit latar belakang keluarga saya. Saya mendapat pendidikan menengah di sekolah agama premier iaitu Maktab Mahmud dan menyambung pelajaran di UIAM dalam bidang Ekonomi.
Jadi tidak hairanlah jika saya dikelilingi oleh keluarga dan rakan taulan yang “so called religious”.
Oleh kerana saya merupakan sebahagian dari mereka, saya faham sangat bagaimana “these so called religious persons” berfikir.
“Kita mahukan agama. Dan meletakkan agama di atas segala-galanya. Kita menyanjung tinggi ulama kerana mereka pewaris Nabi. Kita percaya ketakwaan kita dan niat jihad kita akan mendapat ganjaran dan tempat paling kanan di sisi Allah. Kita menutup aurat dan suci persis wanita-wanita syurga. Kita percaya kita paling sedikit berbuat dosa dan kita juga paling berilmu agama dan harus tunjuk ajar orang lain yang kebanyakannya jahil dan banyak dosa berbanding kita. Kita mahukan Islam tertegak di muka bumi. Setelah ketiadaan Nabi, kita yang beragama dan ulama ini sebenarnya adalah wakil Tuhan di muka bumi. Sesiapa sahaja yang tidak bersama kita harus ditentang. Kerana mereka itu musuh Allah. Mereka tidak beragama seperti kita” “We are holier than them” “we are Islamic and they are secular”
Semua ini adalah kepercayaan kita yang religius.
Tetapi hari ini saya hendak huraikan kenapa kita harus BEBASKAN diri kita dari berfikiran seperti itu.
Pertama kerana inilah hasutan IBLIS (auzubillahi minas syaitani rrajim). Syndrom aku lebih baik dan lebih religius sebenarnya akan membawa kita lebih jauh dari Allah seperti Iblis.
Kedua kerana kita bukan wakil Tuhan di muka bumi. Allah tak lantik kita. Kita juga bukan ulama yang Allah maksudkan pewaris Nabi. Mungkin kita bersekolah dan graduan dalam bidang agama tetapi ilmu tersebut masih tidak cukup untuk kita mengetahui semua rahsia Allah yang tersembunyi, tidak mampu mengetahui hikmah Ilahi dan hakikat syariat. Masih banyak ayat AlQuran yang kita tidak mengetahui asbab nuzul mahupun maksud yang tersirat. Beribu hadis yang kita masih tidak hadam walaupun kita miliki PhD dalam ilmu Hadis.
Mungkin kita yakin ilmu tafsir dan hadis kita paling tinggi, tetapi soalnya adakah ulama pewaris Nabi itu benar-benar kita? Betapa jauhnya kedudukan Nabi berbanding kita. Dia yang diangkat ke langit di dalam peristiwa Israk Mi’raj, dia yang mendapat wahyu dan melihat malaikat, dia yang dianugerahkan mukjizat. Dia pewaris Nabi-Nabi sebelumnya dan terpelihara daripada segala dosa, akhlaknya Al Quran, memahami kehendak Allah di dalam segala ayat AlQuran dan isinya, mengetahui Alam Ghaib dan alam akhirat.
Jauhnya kebesaran Nabi dari kita! Mana mungkin kita percaya kita pewaris Nabi semata-mata atas rasa beragama dalam diri dan laungan aku nak agama! agama! Dengan itu kita sudah beragama dan menjadi pewaris Nabi dan kita harus membetulkan semua orang di sekeliling kita?
Kita, kita sapa? Orang mungkin panggil kita Ustaz Ustazah, tok guru, syeikhul Islam atau Tok Mufti.. tapi itu hanyalah “pakaian” atau “topi” atau “serban” atau niqab yang kita pakai… kita pakaikan kepada diri kita dan membuatkan diri sendiri dan pengikut kita percaya bahawa kita lah wakil Tuhan di muka bumi. Itu lah tipu daya syaitan terhadap kita. Tidak lah orang lain yang rugi melainkan diri kita sendiri.
Ketiga. Kepimpinan ulama? Dalam sejarah Islam, banyak kerajaan Islam selepas Nabi.. Khulafa ArRashidin, Uthmaniah, Abbasiyah, Fatimiyah, Uthmaniyah Turki dan macam-macam lagi.. Yang mana kita nak ikut? Pastinya Khulafa ArRashidin? Nanti dulu.
Zaman khulafa merupakan tempoh yang terlalu singkat dan juga banyak konflik dalaman sesama sahabat yang berbunuhan tidak cukup untuk dijadikan model untuk kerajaan modern berasaskan sistem demokrasi yang complicated seperti hari ini.
Keempat. Akal. Sebesar-besar anugerah yang Allah bagi kepada kita ialah akal. Allah yang Maha adil hantarkan kepada kita Nabi untuk menunjukkan jalan yang benar kepada kita sebelum Allah menghukumi kita di akhirat kelak. Setelah ketiadaan Nabi, sebesar-besar anugerah ialah akal. “Akal ialah Nabi dalam diri kita”. Allah bagi akal untuk kita guna agar hujah akal ini akan memandu tindakan kita. Allah akan tanya kita kelak bagaimana kita menggunakan akal kita dalam memahami ilmu dan bertindak. Akal fikiran kita mampu membezakan yang baik dan buruk. Gunakan akal fikiran kita dalam setiap urusan dunia dan akhirat kita. Gunakan akal untuk mencari ilmu untuk menjalani kehidupan kita. Ilmu hanya akan berguna jika kita menggunakan akal. Jadi dalam beragama, kita juga harus menggunakan akal. Jangan hanya bermodalkan laungan agama atau pakaian agama yang kita pakaikan kepada diri sendiri, kita merasakan kita lebih beragama dari orang lain..
Bebaskan diri dari kepercayaan sebegitu nescaya fikiran kita akan menjadi lebih cerah dan nampak jalan yang lebih lurus untuk kita melangkah..
DIFC is proud to announce a new partnership with Abedeen Academy in Malaysia. This pathway will help students from Malaysia to progress to leading universities in Ireland, UK and worldwide through the International Foundation Year programme at DIFC.
Abedeen Academy teaches and encourages students to have goals and dreams. As they mature in age and become wise young adults, they would start planning their educational path, with the assistance of their parents and teachers. As an academy that offers both ICGSE and SPM certifications, Abedeen Academy always strive to look out for the best platform for Abedeen graduates to further their studies in pursuing their dreams.
Progressing to study the NCUK International Foundation Year in Ireland, provides Malaysian students with the opportunity to adapt to studying in a new country whilst in a supportive environment. Furthermore, students also have the opportunity to visit university partners to learn about the undergraduate courses on offer and student life on-campus.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Abedeen Academy in Malaysia. DIFC has a proven track record of helping Malaysian students prepare for university study in Ireland the and the UK, which fits well with the high calibre students studying with Abedeen. We look forward to welcoming the first students from Abedeen in September 2018.”
Diarmuid Moroney, DIFC President
“DIFC fits well in this effort where DIFC brings flexibility for the students by offering four streams of foundation. The collaboration will optimize the strengths of both parties and provide a complete progression for the Abedeen graduates.”
Qutren Nada Ahmad, Abedeen Academy CEO
DIFC’s Malaysia representative, Dr Khor Mi Nee presented to parents and students of Abedeen Academy about the benefits of choosing the university foundation pathway offered by DIFC.
To find out more about studying the NCUK International Foundation Year pathway at DIFC, please contact us
How would a mother feel when her beloved son who just accompanied her for grocery shopping got struck by chair thrown from the upper floors of flats and got killed with brain oozing out of his skull in front of her eyes?
This is what happened at Kuala Lumpur yesterday and we feel very sad that he could be the victim of someone else’s irresponsibility which could be the result of improper upbringing.
Obviously we have to do something to help our sick society. As parents or teachers or neighbours, we should together train the social awareness to the young generation. It is an important life skill which if possessed by every of us, may help to produce better world for everybody.
There are few approaches we can do. When I was small, my mother used to discuss with me the different people’s perspectives. For example when discussing a story, or any news or quite many times she would read to me the Islamic history, she would ask me to think through the many perspectives. In other words we can train our children to think of the many perspectives of the different people for example to think what another person might be thinking, doing, feeling or needing.
Instead of just focus on the academic achievement, we should be able to discuss about the social problems and one of the best ways to promote social awareness in our family is to model it ourselves. Listening to and be on other people’s shoes and thinking of their wellbeing will help us create a better living for everybody insyaAllah.