From: Mercedes Monaco
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Date: 08 Oct 1996
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You wrote: "I want to learn how to build a child's self confidence without being condescending. I want to learn how to encourage children to try challenging things, not to be scared off by them. I think girls are especially vulnerable to getting into the habit of depending on others to do things for themselves. This incident showed me that I want to learn how to encourage children to stretch themselves and take risks. I want the kids to know that it's okay to make mistakes. I want to make sure that I never squelch a child's desire to learn by doing too much for them and keeping them from discovering things for themselves. "
Do you have any ideas on how to do some of the things you would like to do? Any ideas on where to begin?