This news item reflects the importance of valuing children, beyond their academic abilities. Although in this case, it is about a boy with autism, the sentiment should apply to all children. It’s very important to children that they are loved and appreciated. They want adults to like them and approve of them and as adults, we must give genuine encouragement across a wide breadth of activities, both mental and hands-on physical.
“The innovative thinkers at Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College, in St. Helens, Merseyside instead gave Ben a boost of confidence. Despite the fact he’d failed his SAT tests, his teacher recognized that what he needed was support, not condemnation.” Read the full article here.