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Kid’s independence is a love battery, charged and grown with closeness, safety and care, for their entire childhood. Until one day they can carry that sense of safety with them out in the world, powered by just knowing that they are loved.

If we want people to learn new things, collaborate with an open heart, and challenge the limits of their capacity, we do that by creating a safe and nurturing place for them.

The way out of the comfort zone is to have a comfort zone to start with. Make people feel so safe that they get bored and start creating, so cherished that they dare make a fool of themselves, and so relaxed that all energy go into the task at hand.

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