I was honored when Little Hearts Gentle Parenting Resources invited me to submit a post for the September to Remember. This little piece on “Making Space for Children in an Adult Word” made a quiet appearance on my blog some time ago and then quietly slipped into the archives, so I was thrilled to dust it off and share it once again.
“It’s hard to imagine what the world looks and feels like for a very small child. Every piece of furniture in a standard house is too large to climb on to unassisted. People may be all around you, but it’s all but impossible to tell what they’re doing, since you have to crane your neck to see above their waist. You can only go as far as the room you’re in, unless someone has been kind enough to leave a door open for you. Even if they have, it may have been by mistake and no sooner will you make it into the next room than someone will swoop in unannounced to scoop you up and take you back to the place they think you ought to be… “
Go to Little Hearts Gentle Parenting Resources to read the whole post, and stay awhile! I would love to hear your thoughts, so I’ll see you over there!