Children need a constancy of time for thinking out loud in the presence of a quiet but genuinely interested adult whose only response is deep listening. In this environment the child can self-develop and make breakthroughs in thinking. The child’s confidence that this trusted adult is fully there but will not interrupt with advice, comments, or praise fuels social, emotional, and cognitive leaps. It also establishes the habits of mind that generate self-worth, initiative, and a steady sense of security.


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