Shout out to Amy (a patron of my podcast and a longtime #unschooling Mama) for adding this to her digital footprint so that I can feed from it often

Shout out to Amy (a patron of my podcast and a longtime #unschooling Mama) for adding this to her digital footprint so that I can feed from it often. Marley (my oldest) identifies as a writer and she comes to me often about her work. I try really hard not to push my Me-ness into her writing, and Amy’s sentiment here is part of my rationale. Much appreciated!
“This has been my discovery—that as adults we often forget to just love the writing for what it is. We’re in a hurry to “help” young writers. But it has to start and end with the joy of their process, the way their minds work, the celebration of their own voice and all its facets. If they come to us for help, we need to first listen to what problems they see in their work, because that’s where they are, instead of laying down the problems we think we see. Much of what we’re seeing can be addressed by tying it in with their concerns—and some of them won’t be addressed that way. We can trust in the process and let that go. Each young person—each person—has their own way of accessing the imagination. First and foremost we need to learn to collaborate and follow their lead. I’m still learning this, but it’s what I strive for.”
Amy Carpenter (excerpt from http://www.3288review.com/…/interview-with-amy-carpenter-l…/)
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