Sit Down, Shut Up; How Not to Raise Scientifically Literate Children

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how getting out of your kids’ way will help them grow to love science and exploration.

Seemingly every year a new report comes out showing that students in the U.S. are lagging behind their international peers when it comes to math and science. As a parent, what exactly can you do to help your child make their way to the head of the class?

Simply put, get out of their way.

As America’s coolest scientist, author, and internet celebrity, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains that too often parents build a culture of don’t and inadvertently curb children’s curiosity about the world around them in the process.

In the video below, Dr. Tyson describes the best thing you can do to get your kids interested in science, and it’s a lot simpler than you might think.

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While the video above provides some of the best advice I’ve heard in some time, Neil deGrasse Tyson is full of wisdom, advice, and humor. I encourage you to follow him on Facebook, or better yet,Twitter, for more great advice like this.

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