Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We Must Learn ...

We must learn to trust the minds of children

As adults we tend to think of children as cute little things who we can mold and develop. Yet when thinking this we are already in the wrong. Children are not to be controlled, molded or developed. They are doing that precisely on their own without our help. You see children have minds of their own. Nobody doubts that fact yet we, as adults always contradict ourselves through our actions. Children use so many cues to pick up on what is right and wrong in the world. They explore thoughts, ideas and actions and test us constantly to determine the values for those actions. We on the other hand often over react to what they present. Our body language, tone of voice, reactions all send signals to the children. We need to accept children and listen to them. Let’s encourage them rather than tell them. Let’s follow their lead and discuss with them rather than be the one in charge. It really does make a difference.