Wonder.  Why do we lose it?  What causes us, as parents, to forget those times when we were amazed by what our little one was doing.  We wondered what they were thinking in those moments before they could communicate verbally.  We marveled at their milestones.  Each new development, a precious revelation to us.  An unfolding.  A revealing.  A blossoming. Where does that authentic wonder go?  And why does it shift dramatically when they enter formal education.  Why do we forget to do it?  Simply forget.  How does that wonder get replaced by expectation?  And how do our expectations suddenly get formed by everyone else’s expectations?  How do we become disconnected from the authentic child right in front of us?  The potential danger of the disconnect emerges when we replace the connection with the projected expectation of the other adults around us.  It’s subtle.  Today, I gently urge you to notice.  Stop and notice.  Then, reconnect to the wonder.

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