Why pushing kids to learn too much too soon is counterproductive

Please share this post: Interesting article from Valerie Strauss, education journalist at the Washington Post, about a new book from a professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, elaborating that emerging research indicates that accelerating intellectual development on children is in fact counterproductive.

We are pleased that the book’s author, Stephen Camarata, cites Waldorf education as a strong educational system: A strategy for intuitive parents seeking to address the mismatch between current educational practices in their child’s educational needs is to seek programs, such as Waldorf, that overtly and automatically individualize their curricula to meet each child’s developmental needs.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/08/17/why-pushing-kids-to-learn-too-much-too-soon-is-counterproductive/