Blink—And They're Grown

Parents, Families and Child Care

Blooming for a lifetime!

This fall the hibiscus which stands alone by my front door was amazing.  It bloomed a dark reddish-blue color that seemed different from past seasons.  It was tall, with the bloom maybe 6-8 inches across.  The sad part is that the flower only bloomed 1-2 days-after all that watering and fertilizing.

This got me thinking about children and what it takes to make them bloom, how precious time is when we are working with our children to make the most of each minute as these little ones are soaking up knowledge.  Their brains are busy building connection that will affect the rest of their lives.

The big difference is that when we cultivate and enrich a child’s joy of learning, that a child will bloom for more than 1-2 days.  Our hope is that a child will bloom for a lifetime!  Enjoy this beautiful season of change and embrace this season as a time for learning and new experiences.  Take whatever time it takes to water and fertilize your precious child.

Posted by karen on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:16 PM

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