I am very tired of the “children are to be seen and not heard” mentality. We teach our young ones to talk and walk, and then spend years trying to get them to shut up and sit down. Their dreams and opinions too often go unheard, or at least not taken seriously, because of their age.
Why can’t we take interest in what children are thinking, and encourage them to think and create? We should empower their voices. This world would be a better place if we listened to the lessons children can teach us, because everybody can make a difference. In this world, we need all hands on deck, and there are age-appropriate ways for children to help out, too. Kindness knows no age.