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Self-determined learning

    Parents and educators should carefully observe

    • what questions a child asks
    • what he or she is interested in, and
    • what he or she wants.

    The things and activities with which he is satisfied and happy, such as books, sports or games, provide clear clues. Ultimately, you can trust that the child will seek out the content it needs at a particular stage on its own. It is “programmed” to do so by nature.

    If parents have fine antennae for the child’s needs, they will perceive the signals, because even babies can express these in a variety of ways through laughter, crying, facial expressions and gestures.

    Children are curious and inquisitive by nature, and they get exactly what they need. Ultimately, the decisive factor should not be what the parents want, but what the child brings with him and what he wants.