By Alice Wellborn
Everyday Education 

We Must Celebrate Our Children's Gifts


Christmas is a season of celebration and joy, but it is also the time of year when we all focus on gifts. Let’s forget about material gifts for a moment, and think about the gifts that our children bring to their lives.

One of the big problems with education these days is the focus on children’s weaknesses. Teachers and parents get so involved in figuring out what’s wrong that they forget to figure out what’s right. This emphasis on weaknesses is short-sighted because our children will build their lives on their strengths.

Schools don’t have the time anymore to appreciate t...

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