Children are Wired Differently

Just like when we surprised people that science confirmed men and women are different, it may come as a surprise to some that there are stark differences between adults and children. Most people know that children are not miniature adults.

If you study on it a spell, there are some things about the differences that are quite remarkable. They can do things adults cannot, with more enthusiasm and energy. The Master Engineer built differences into adults and children.

Surprise, children are not just miniature adults. The Master Engineer designed them for learning and growing during that stage in their lives.
Playing child photo from FreeDigital Images / nenetus, modified at PhotoFunia
Designers of artificial intelligence cannot build robots to learn like children. Also, kids generally can't sit down and muzzle up, focusing on one subject for a long period. That's adult stuff, but young'uns are taking in all sorts of information. Physically, their are able to hear sounds differently, have higher metabolisms, are born with more taste buds, and other differences.
Kids are typically lighthearted, energetic, unaware of time, and amused by the smallest thing. In contrast, adults worry constantly, lack energy, watch the clock, and find it difficult to laugh about simple things. It’s not hard to see how differently kids act and think. Even Scripture acknowledges a clear distinction. “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways” (1 Corinthians 13:11).

Far from shortcomings, these differences are by design, appropriate to their stages in life. According to the Old Testament, children are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13–16) and a “heritage from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). They are special in their own right. Said another way, God made all of us cool kids from the start. Modern research is just now beginning to uncover how children can perform feats grown-ups can only dream about.
You can read the entire article (or listen to the audio by my favorite reader) by jumping over to "Playing by Different Rules".

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