“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working    together.”(James C. Penny)

Recently, a Coworker emailed me about this blog:

While reading, I was reminded of a 
great book I read several years ago on the subject of talking with children (a summary is 
below). The followup book Siblings Without Rivalry is very helpful as well. 

http://www.parentbooksummaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/02-How-to-Talk-so-Kids-Will-
Listen.pdf

Warmly,
Kiplyn 
Thanks Kiplyn it's always a joy to work with you!

Kiplyn Thompson

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Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are , died this year.  There is a good article about him at:

The reason I posted this is because he is considered one of the world’s best.  His portrayal of young children went against everything society said they should be. I love this line from the article: He was a man of many enthusiasms — for music, art, literature, argument and the essential rightness of children’s perceptions of the world around them.”
Can we be inspired by him to also be an enthusiast of the “essential rightness of children’s perceptions of the world around them”? Do we know what the children’s perceptions of the world are?