Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Children are people, too

Jess Lair quote meme
This past week I was talking with my Child Psychology class about how the way we see children impacts the way we think about their development. We looked at a quote from Jess Lair that says,
“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
I wonder, how different does our parenting, teaching, and work with children become when we see them this way? How do you think our work or life with children changes when we see them as people to be unfolded vs things to be molded? And what does it mean to watch a person unfold?
One of the things I love about working with children is that they surprise me all the time. They may have a passion for something I know nothing about, and then they teach me. They may have notice something that I never have, and they give me a new vision for the world. What have the children in your life taught you lately?

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