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Thank you, Twinkle, for this valuable contribution to the discussion. You put your finger on a really crucial point in the statement that following directions is a lot easier than taking responsibility for your own life. Eventually we all must take responsibility for our own lives--if we are to live a life worth living--and those who start learning that as children have a crucial head start over those who first start to learn it when they leave home. The lucky thing, for us as a species, is that we are designed by nature to WANT to take responsibility for our own lives, regardless of our age. We WANT to do what's hard.
Moral growth is promoted when we allow little ones to act on their instincts.
If allowed to help, toddlers become great work partners later in childhood.
As I took my morning bike ride, I imagined how I would change if I were Black.
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