Scenario Seven — By Anne Stonehouse AM and Oslo Davis.
Would you like it if someone hovered over you while you were eating, constantly pressuring you to hurry up? We sometimes do this to children when they want to do things for themselves, such as dressing and eating, and often when they are captivated by something fascinating (to them, not so much to us). Empathy can help us slow down to child time, remember that legs are short, steps are small and there are many things in the world that are worth pausing to admire. One of the wonderful things about being a young child is that hardly anything is taken for granted. The world is full of things to explore, discover and investigate. And that takes time!