Education A Two Way Street

I was taken with a comment made during a reception we had for our Spanish speaking child care providers the other night. Edouardo, a very eloquent gentleman who used to be a professor in Cuba, was talking about helping his wife with the children in their family child care home.

He said that although he hopes the children learn from him during the day, he always learns something from them too. I hadn’t thought about that for a long time but I sure do agree with him. Among other things kids have taught me: not to take life too seriously, a hug goes a long way, you should always be comfortable when reading, friends are really important, the artistic process is more important than the product. Dancing is a good thing.