Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Child's Construction

Remember that each child must construct himself – the adult is there to aid the process but cannot make the construction for the child, even through coercion. 


No person can do this for any human being – every development must be one’s own decision and work. 


What does this mean for us adults? 

  • Provide the physical tools the child needs. 
  • Provide the emotional and intellectual tools the child needs. 
  • Essentially: Be supportive; provide the environment with only the acceptable options and all the acceptable options. 
  • Encourage the child to take appropriate risks in a safe environment. 

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