The Kindness of Children

Guest post by Kelsie Castro “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” - Paramahansa Yoganandya

At The Core…

“Instead of thinking about caring for children as a kind of work, aimed at producing smart or happy or successful adults, we should think of it as a kind of love. Love doesn’t have goals or benchmarks or blueprints, but it does have a purpose. Love’s purpose is not to shape our beloved’s destiny but to help them shape their own.” Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.

Finding Joy in the Journey

Written by: Sara Zacuto "Parenting is the development of an extremely vital relationship, the model for every future relationship your child will engage in." ~Janet Lansbury

I’m Here, I Want to Listen…

Written by: Sara Zacuto “People have said, ‘Don’t cry’ to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, ‘I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry.’ I’d rather have them say, ‘Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.” ― Mr. Rogers

Where Will We Go Today?

"We teachers must see ourselves as researchers, able to think, and to produce a true curriculum, a curriculum produced from all of the children. What we so often do is impose adult time on children’s time and this negates children being able to work with their own resources." ~Loris Malaguzzi