Thursday, January 3, 2013

From the Unbelievable to the Ridiculous

For those of you who don't know, Lenore Skenazy is a trailblazer in the world of enabling children to have the freedom to explore their world and do things for themselves. Check out her site if you haven't already by clicking here.

There have been all sorts of reactions to the massacre that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, including this post on this very site. Now I know there are many who would disagree with what I had to say in that post, but surely there are very few who could agree with this ridiculous situation that Lenore posted about.


Instead of trying to stop children doing what comes naturally; ie play, we should be encouraging them to explore the world around them and experiment with different ways of being and doing. In this way children learn about context, consequences, others' perspectives and the own and others' boundaries.

Too much is being taken away from young children. Don't let their natural curiosity and creativity be amongst them.

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