Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Advocating for Kids

All too often in my career and in my personal life, I have heard parents and teachers worry about children. It is natural to want the best for tamariki, to want to see them fly, to learn and thrive. All too often however, our concerns are fuelled by media, by modern societies pressures to compare, compete,  and by a 'world' view of standardised norms. As a result of this recipe, 'nurture' begins to conflict with nature.

What is it we want for our children? How do we advocate for an environment that provides the best, encourages them to fly, and gives opportunities for them to really learn and thrive?

Once highlighted, it seems to simple, so obvious... The Citizens Commission on Human Rights advocates that we nurture the 'kid' they are.

Thanks to Nathan Mikaere-Wallis for sharing this video from The Citizens Commission on Human Rights