"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Friday, August 10, 2007

Chipped Tooth

It wasn't until I took this picture today that I noticed Caden's top left tooth is chipped (click on pic to enlarge). I have no idea how or when this occured though it must have been recently because I'm sure I would've noticed. It's devastating. :(


Anonymous said...

Hey Jess~
I know, it is upsetting~
however~ C also chipped a tooth when very little and believe it or not, it was hardly noticable as he (and his teeth!) grew.
Hang in there, its ok!

Louis Wyatt said...

Don't worry Jessica. He's still cute, even with a chipped tooth. Now that he's all grown up, I hope he's not afraid of dentists. That first trip is always a trial, and it's best to prepare your kid for that beforehand.

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau