Friday, April 19, 2013

A TO Z Challenge


A TO Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

I remember being in Montessori school when we were asked to feel the petals of a real flower and compare them to the petals of silk flowers. We would then ask questions and then we learned a lot from the answers that we got. We would also be asked questions and we gave answers without the fear of being wrong. My mom liked this method a lot. However  when we went to grade school, we would  not be able to ask questions in some classes and those were the classes that we did not get the best grades in.random questions  Here in America, at work a lot of people do not ask questions. The fear of wasting time and not achieving productivity standards keeps us from knowing what's what until an injury takes place then we get certain answers from the conclusions. I used to ask a lot of questions and then a time came when I was looked at as "the wise old women from India." So I stopped. However I would always encourage people young or old alike to ask questions. Please do not get angry at your kids when they ask a question. Even if the answer is an embarrassing one tell them a simple version of the answer in polite words as close as possible to the real answer. They will admire you when they grow up and even think that you are a cute parent.

12 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I sent my kids to Montessori - I loved it. I ask questions all the time! Sandie

Launna said...

I encourage Valentina to ask questions, no matter what it is... I would always give her an honest answer:)

Joy V. Smith said...

Good topic. I'm curious, and I ask questions a lot!

Ruth said...

I always tell my daughter that it's OK to ask questions. Knowledge is a good thing.

Granny Annie said...

My father told us that we would never have ALL the answers in this lifetime, but the more important thing was to always have new questions.

yaya said...

I sent my youngest to Montessori and he loved it and thrived...until he went to public school. They did not like the fact that he had been in Montessori and gave him a hard time. He ended up hating school and it was a struggle to keep him in until he graduated. I think questions are never "stupid" or "silly", or anything else. I've been teaching some of our RN's to learn how to scrub in the operating room and many times there are questions and I always tell them to ask anything, and learn everything! I hope I'll be remembered as the "wise old woman" in my town (but I doubt it!)

Belle said...

I love it when my grandchildren ask me questions. It's a an honor to be asked!

Teresa Cypher said...

Nice post! I love the questions that children ask. And it's wonderful watching their learning process. I'd never want to stifle my child's willingness to reach out for information that they don't yet have. Nice post!

Your younger coworkers are lucky to have the "wise old woman from India." :-)

Connie Gruning said...

We are just entering the question stage with Alice it's fun!!
Connie
A to Z-ing to the end
Peanut Butter and Whine

Munir said...

First of all I am very happy for you guys. Secondly welcome back to blogging. Thirdly,( or it could be the first thing I want ted to say) your drawings are very cool. Have you contacted a kiddy magazine yet?

Munir said...

PS Belle I meant to leave this comment on your blog. I don't know how it ended up on mime

Munir said...

YA Ya,
I hope that your son is doing good now.