Childhood is not preparation for life…

Just stumbled upon this quote:

“We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” –Stacie Tauscher

Which reminded me of another that I read ages ago that made SO much sense to me…so I Googled and found it!

“When we adults think of children there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living. No child will miss the zest and joy of living unless these are denied by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation. How much heartache we would save ourselves if we would recognize children as partners with adults in the process of living, rather than always viewing them as apprentices. How much we could teach each other; we have the experience and they have the freshness. How full both our lives could be.”
—- John A. Taylor, Notes on an Unhurried Journey

This is so incredibly powerful…I’m making a mental note to write more about this next week. For now, I wanted to get the quote on here so I don’t lose it again.

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