Forcing versus Fostering: Engaging Our Kids

Comparative Geeks

Part of the discussions that David and I have been having lately about the coming Geek Baby is what things to introduce them to and how? Part of what we found from our own experience and our friends is that there seems to be two ways that these things tend to happen. One is that the parent forces the child to participate in an activity with the thought that it will better them as a person. The other is that the parent will encourage and foster them to explore options and then continue to encourage them when they seem to be engaged in a particular activity.

Both seem to have pros and cons, but the question is partly which direction would David and I want to take with our own child?

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