“Listen respectfully” – that, I think, is so relevant for parents, teachers and care-takers who are around young children. I’ve found that we grown-ups are ever so enthusiastic to tell them, show them, share information with them – with the intention to ‘feed’ learning.
If only we would be more keen on listening to what THEY have to say, we would be nurturing a great deal of natural learning.
Listening with patience, listening with respect, and listening genuinely – nothing can substitute all the learning and bonding that can happen this way.
This article questions the worth of Early Education and says: “dialogue — especially with parents — is how kids grasp even the most abstract concepts such as religion and history.”
In this article, I’d shared how a frank and friendly conversation between Pari and me motivated her to write a movie review – at 10 in the night!