Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) into general parenting philosophy
There has been a fair amount of controversy in the media lately about how much and under what circumstances parents should help their children (e.g., hands-off parents versus helicopter parents.) How could we incorporate Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) into general parenting philosophy? Can you think of specific circumstances under which you wish more caregivers (parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.) understood the concept of ZPD? Explain your reasons, and discuss the ways in which we might optimize development by paying particular attention to ZPD.
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