Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Teach Your Children Well.....or try.....( mama worries at 3am....)
"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." Rachel Carson
My son is a manchild....all 6-6 of him.....at times a man and other times a child in his sense of wonder and exploration. I spend alot of time, worrying, have I taught him well ? Have I shared enough ? Is he Resourceful ? Compassionate ? Caring ? Doe he have a work ethic ? It now is especially important as we face Hard Times.....Have I taught him about Dignity, Hope ? time will tell.....
Sorry I have been spread too thin this week....new articles and thoughts below....
Crosby, Still, Nash, & Young......" Teach Your Children Well"....1977
"As adults, we must ask more of our children than they know how to ask of themselves. What can we do to foster their open-hearted hopefulness, engage their need to collaborate, be an incentive to utilize their natural competency and compassion...show them ways they can connect, reach out, weave themselves into the web of relationships that is called community." Dawna Markova