How Adolescents Learn Stuff

An actual conversation in my car yesterday:

Mom, I know how to ride a bicycle down a staircase.

Really?  How'd you learn to do that?

By doing really stupid, not smart, dangerous things.

pause

That's how I learn most of my stuff, actually.

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Sarah-Jayne was right!  This truly is a time of creativity and learning!  Here's hoping he lives long enough to benefit from all that creativity and learning.

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Comments

Guess what? As soon as I saw the title of your post, my first thought was "Stupidly?"

Bingo!

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