My job…

Sometimes my job as a mom is to step in, to help and to direct.

But sometimes the best thing I can do is to just get out of the way and let KidFish explore, struggle and figure it out on her own.

The hard part is knowing the difference.

Every child is…

Every child is a scientist.
Every child is an engineer.
Every child is a musician.
Every child is an artist.

Mixing food and water? That’s science.
Stacking blocks? That’s engineering.
Banging on a bucket? That’s music.
Scribbles on paper? That’s art.

When we evaluate a child’s output against our preconceived ideas, sometimes we unintentionally tell them that they are not scientists, engineers, musicians and artists.

The danger is that some kids might just believe us.