"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 16 April 2012

They Still Amaze Me

At the week-end, a great story was told on T.V. news about heroism of a two year old.

He  received a special award.. He is all of three years old now.

Mum was using a riding mower and ended up underneath it at the bottom of a hill with several broken bones . The child ran up the hill to the house and called 911. He gave all the information needed to bring help and further tragedy was averted.

He came back with a damp cloth and sat by  mother's side and comforted her until help arrived.

I have heard and always believed that a child learns more in the first three years than in all the rest of life .

I have also heard experts declare that young children spend too much time in front of television.

I  have  found  small children to be  miraculous beings.

I believe their intelligence and ability to understand what they are living  through has always been vastly underestimated.

Conversations with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren  never fail  to delight.

So  how much wider is their experience  with television in their lives.And now computers.

What else would account for a child of twenty-four months ,
knowing exactly what to do in an emergency?

How much the modern child's intelligence  under-rated and under-served by experts who presume to think they watch too much television?

My twin great-grandchildren and I shared a sing-a-long on the phone from Tacoma, Washington last week.

They have skype. They talk to their grandparents every week.

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