This article was inspired by a few things circulating on the internet lately, specifically; the debate about gender fluidity and how it pertains to the expectations we set for children and the language we use revolving around sex.
From birth, the child is desperately learning how to master control over their own movements. An inner power drives them and encourages them to move–their head, their hands, their legs, their fingers, etc. Through movement the child may begin to explore themselves and the world around them. Without movement, we would be locked away from much of the world and unable to independently experience many things. It is the responsibility of the adults in the child’s life to prepare an environment where the child may safely practice their developing mobility. Continue reading