This is the first part of an eight-part discussion handout.
Children of 6 months can do so much.
They are able to sit up.
Their hands become more dextrous
in the way they handle objects.
They swivel and slither from one place to another,
like reptiles, without lifting their chest.
They lift off the floor, rock back and forth, and then crawl.
They pull to stand.
Who teaches them these things?
All we need to provide is a good environment.
An environment that is, above all else, loving and nurturing.
Yet what it means to ‘love’ is not always obvious, nor easy.
we say that any unnecessary help given to a child
is an obstacle
to their inner growth.
What is a good environment?
One which respects
the extraordinary intelligence
of the human child.
One in which
they are free to use this great intelligence,
so they can grow naturally,
in harmony with themselves.