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Providing a Good Environment for Kids to Grow

May 7, 2012
By Elizabeth Hofreuter-Landini and Linda Krulock , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Every once in a while you read something that resonates with you, and you carry it around - pulling it out when you need it, but always having it tucked away in your mind. This is one: "Try to see your child as a seed that came in a packet without a label. Your job is to provide the right environment and nutrients and to pull the weeds. You can't decide what kind of flower you'll get or in which season it will bloom." Wendy Mogel, the author of "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee," shared this wisdom that both of us carry.

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