Lessons from the Playground

Watching my son grow and learn has been the greatest joys of my life. It has also been the greatest learning experience; time and time again, I am reminded that adults are clearly the inferior beings. Children are far happier, healthier, and—as I recently realised—wiser than the adults responsible for them. We could learn a thing or two from the little munchkins.

They speak their minds
“Go away. I don’t like you.”
“I made a big fart-y!!!”
“I want to hug you!”
These are just a few of the phrases I hear almost daily when I take my son to the playground. Things we wouldn’t dare say in a million years for fear of being labelled brazen, or worse, ostracised from polite company are casually tossed around when the kids are talking. Kids aren’t afraid to say it like it is. They aren’t tainted by social convention, and they certainly aren’t worried about what other people will think of them. They are who they are. Take it or leave it.

The rest of the story can be found on Yowoto…

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Published by Anjali Joshi

Anjali Joshi is a science educator, author, and lifelong learner. She is mom to two curious boys who keep her on her toes!

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