I’m working on sharing ideas with pictures right now – I know it gets boring wading through print all the time!
Here’s my latest thought:
It’s something that most people never think about, as they threaten dire consequences to force kids to learn with sayings like; you’ll never have a life if you don’t do exams, or; you’ll fail in life if you don’t do your school work, or; if you don’t learn this now you’ll never have another chance. All complete balderdash – I’ve seen the opposite happen!
And anyway threats like this don’t work because, although children may be giving the impression of taking it in, it’s absolutely true that:
All you can do is provide the right environment, nourishment and encouragement; physical, mental and spiritual, give their roots and limbs room and time to expand and grow and connect, and let go….