Steven Ross Pomeroy, the author of this article, believes that parents and educators who reinforce erroneous beliefs are leaving future generations ill-prepared to face a complex and interconnected world. The problem is, of course, deciding what erroneous beliefs are.


This article by Steven Ross Pomeroy, writing for Big Think, makes the following points:
  • He believes that 3 ‘untruths’ that we tell our children are: 
    • What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker.
    • Always trust your feelings.
    •  Life is a battle between good and evil.
  • Parents and educators today are worried about inflicting any trauma on kids, worried that it might leave lasting scars.
  • Trigger warnings and helicopter parenting might leave children unprepared for adult life.


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