The child as a flower

The child as a flower

The more I immerse myself in Froebel’s ideas, the more I appreciate them and can’t resist passing them on. I love his image of the child as a flower: vulnerable, yet strong with the will to grow and thrive. Dandelions are one of my favourites – so bright, hardy and stubborn. You see them blooming in the most adverse conditions, in the cold of winter or the concrete of the city. Just like children.

Froebel’s comparison brings another thought to mind: You cannot force a daisy to become a rose, no matter how much fertilizer you apply. So let’s enjoy daisies as they are and support each child being the individual he or she is meant to be!

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