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Stop, Get Set, Go! Man and Dog Witness Children Running!

There are so many stop signs in front of children. All day long parents and teachers are herding them. Just as they get into something, the authorities in their lives move them along to the next required thing. Children have so much vision and energy; why must it so often be bound up?

Sometimes, what children need most from adults is to be witnessed. They need their own forward motion simply watched and paid attention to by the people who love them most.

Adults often undervalue this act of witnessing. We are so caught up in all that we have to do that we forget that simply watching a child in motion can be powerfully nurturing.

Let us find the inner calm to rediscover the power of letting our children run.

Topics: Parenting
Type: Essay

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