Kids, STEM, and the age of freedom
My son recently turned two. He loves painting, trains, going outside, chasing his parents and the puppy around and generally being a really super fun kid. I couldn’t be happier to be his father.
One of the reasons that I’m so proud of him is that he has the free spirit and creativity that I wish I had more of. Being creative is one of the areas that I feel incredibility deficient. My career requires me to follow rules, be pragmatic, and incredibility explicit.
I often seek to have the sense of adventure, joy, and passion about life that he has every single day. If he wants to be a programmer one day, or otherwise pursue STEM education, I will be wholly supportive. But, I will not be attempting to teach him how to code any time soon.
Maybe, one day, we’ll talk about programming.
Right now, he’s going to be a little boy.