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Thursday; June 13

I was reviewing some quotes by Benjamin Franklin when I came across one that I didn’t know was attributed to him.  According to the world wide web Franklin is quoted as saying, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”.  On first blush I would be more apt to attribute this quote to someone like Horace Mann, but I will take it on face value and give credit to Benjamin Franklin.  No matter who is credited with the insight, it is amazing how true it is.  When we seek to influence people we must keep in mind that just because we tell someone something, they may or may not listen to it much less grasp it.  When we develop a way to teach something to someone there is a better chance that they will absorb it, but it isn’t until we pass on the skill through personal intervention that we can have confidence that it will take root. While is adage can have applications in a variety of ways, the most important may be in our relationship with our childre…