September 2016

Do we want Independence or Competence?

Dr Emmi Pikler knew the significance of an aware adult - "It is not just about technique but how I am with myself" This quote is very poignant.  It can help us reflect on 'how' we are with children's sadness and anger.  Do we allow the child to ride the wave of ‘e-motion’ and experience the real feelings without distracting them or stopping them due to our own discomfort? Do we stay present? Or are we too busy fixing it, sorting it, making peace