Inclusive, collaborative living comes hard to so many because we have been raised and educated to see life as a competition rather than a collaboration. They sense that keeping the field of competitors small and tight by keeping as many groups as possible sidelined increases the odds of their winning. Collaborators know that expanding the field of collaboration increases the joy and plenty.

In the following article by Charlotte Kroger, we see the setting and the relationship for collaboration: the prepared environment and the prepared adult. This is the support required, the nurture, for the optimal growth and development of child nature.

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