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Naked Leader Week – 144 (w/c Monday 20 February 2006)
Uniting Beyond Nations – please send on to those whose lives you touch
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The power and openness of children and wonderful innocence hit me again this week. I was at a school and sharing how we were having to stop using the N word in these newsletters because of a clampdown on e-mail filters, and a girl asked me why we adult shave made a perfectly innocent word, so rude!
(By the way, if you haven’t received this for a few weeks this is why, and we apologise – back editions are available online at www.nkdleader.com)
As I often say, young people get this stuff, and it is so exciting to be around them…and what inspired this week’s thoughts:
A chap called Jean Piaget was a leading thinker in childhood development, and he gave each of these ages a name:
Birth to 2 yrs – Sensori-motor
2 to 7yrs – Pre-operational
7 to 11 years – Concrete Operational
11 years and up – Formal Operational
How exciting is that?
A chap called David Taylor did survey of 50 parents, to give each of these ages a name:
Birth to 2 yrs – “A new-born life – a miracle”
2 to 7yrs – “A wonder, an explorer, pure love”
7 to 11 years – “Exciting, little devil, a mind of their own”
11 years and up – “Challenging, Independent, Amazing”
Still, as all parents asked are in the “formal operational” time of our lives, what do we know?
With love – Sensori, pre, concrete and formal, to you all