From the moment we pop our head into the world we are subservient to the voices of others. Our thinking and choice-making skills have not yet developed. We learn to depend on what we see and hear, what we are told and how we should act. Right or wrong, that’s all we know.
In a healthy environment of trust and patience and love and encouragement, a child feels valued, and that his voice, no matter how small and feeble, is heard. He can spread his delicate wings and fly without fear of being shot down and stomped for trying. He can follow his dreams, make his own choices . . . find his own voice.
If only that were true for every child born. If only their cries were heard above the screams of selfishness, manipulation and control of the world in which they live. If only they were given a morsel of love and encouragement, a crumb of understanding, a drop of trust, they wouldn’t feel so hurt, so angry and…
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