Fri, 11/03/2017 - 22:42
Carly fell asleep quickly, holding my hand. My heart breaks, and all too often, when I hear the tone of voice or the rude hostility parents impose on the children they supposedly love. Clearly, most of the actual behavior we call parenting is not love. Most of what we call schooling is not love either. Comparison and competition is not love. Stuff isn’t love. The commercial exploitation of children and of childhood nearly every parent and child experience with commercial media and technology is not love. That doesn’t leave much time for love - does it?
What if it were love that the child experiences as the cornerstone, the safe place, home base, the guiding polestar of their development every day?
What if you and I were always mindful of every child’s brilliance, as is all life in all its forms? The world would change on the spot.