Most of our lives we are taught that being the same as everyone else is what makes us good, well behaved and a part of society. We are encouraged to mimic the people around us, and in particular our parents and families. Children are often being told how much they look just like their mother, or behave just like their father, or have similar talents as their siblings.
I was facilitating an X-Men: Disabilities or Abilities? evening taster class the other day and we had been talking about how a question empowers and an answer dis-empowers.
One of the things that kept coming up in the class was, what if you could ask kids more questions that would empower them to know that they have a level of awareness that is valuable and that they can access their own awareness?
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