Imitation

The second law of childhood says that learning takes place through imitation.

Imitation is the magic word in the child’s education until the age of nine or ten, when it is gradually replaced by other forms of learning.

Gestures, inner attitudes, outward conduct, language we use and the thoughts we think, everything becomes part of the child through imitation. From the loving spiritual world of the unborn, the child brings over a feeling of unbounded trust in the goodness of our world. Thus there is the desire to imitate everything.

The child’s habit of imitating us, filled with great trust and great expectations, exhorts us to be worthy of that imitation through meaningful actions.

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