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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Most would agree that ‘initiative’ is the core value to be encouraged and rewarded. In today’s busy world, for parents and teachers, compliance is generally more highly valued as  it makes our lives easier, leads to predictable outcomes, and doesn’t interrupt the flow of activity.  It is interesting how adults unconsciously encourage compliance in their day to day interactions.  When a child proposes a new approach or initiative, 95% of the time, the answer will be NO!  A YES answer means that you have to ...

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