amused condescension

It’s hard to resist amused condescension, but it’s the right thing to do. It’s powerful to treat kids as equals.

Performing Monkeys
http://questingvoice.com/performing-monkeys/

“The speech [from a youngster] was serious, yet there was an almost constant hum of chuckles and laughter throughout. At the end, she received a standing ovation. As I watched the video, I couldn’t stop thinking, “Those adults would never have responded to another adult the way they responded to Sydney.””

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