Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Jane Smiley is an American Novelist and I just thought that this quote is so true. I am often spending a lot of time encouraging parents and teachers to let go, and allow their children or students the right to create their own meanings. If children are too sheltered they really do miss out on a lot of things.
Personally I believe it is better to allow children the space to witness life as it is while you are there by their side to explain. Allowing them to go out and experience, while you are there to catch them when they fall.
As a parent you are there to explain both what has happened and why or what your beliefs about that are.
As a teacher you are there to explain what has happened and allow and encourage the parents to support their child by further explaining their beliefs to their child.