As your child’s teacher, you possess something of value that your student needs — knowledge. One of the great challenges of teaching is discovering the most effective ways to transfer your knowledge to your child. But believe it or not, knowledge can sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help to your attempts to pass knowledge on to your child.
Knowledge can be a curse to the teaching process.
I know it seems illogical, but it’s true. Authors Chip Heath and Dan Heath describe this “curse” in their book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Their idea is that the more you know about a subject, the harder it can be to transfer that knowledge to a person who has little knowledge of the subject.