It’s been said that the only things we really “learn” are the things we learn for ourselves. It’s when we learn something for ourselves that it becomes intrinsic to us.
When did childhood become about the number of activities engaged in, enrichment classes attended or grades on a school tests? By the time our children are in middle school they are already plagued by a competition that is cut-throat, painfully aware of the price of being average or a non-conformist. Instead of their worlds being filled with curiosity, engagement and discovery, our children are learning to be consumed with a fear of under-performing and not fitting in.