|Re: Children||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: cynthia . e . carpenter (cynthia.e.carpenterus.arthurandersen.com)|
|Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 09:27:49 -0700 (MST)|
Allen, I like the content and tone of your piece on the whole. It seems ironic to me, though, that a value statement aimed at cohousing children would first emphasize such values as self-reliance, independence, self-motivation, freedom and autonomy, with a later focus on cooperation, responsibility, caring and empathy for others. I would emphasize first the values of interdependence, asking for and receiving help, teamwork, sharing, consideration and caring for each other and our community as a whole. My experience of cohousing so far has been that it is often much easier for any one of us to develop an individual solution to a given problem, whatever it may be, than it is to work with other community members to develop a solution. Individual solutions often solve the immediate problem at hand, but they tend to reinforce patterns of isolation and frustration with other members. My kids get lots of experiences of independence and self-reliance from other parts of their lives. From their experience in cohousing, I hope my kids will gain both the inclination and the skills to resolve issues by working with other members of the community. - Cindy Cambridge Cohousing *******************Internet Email Confidentiality Footer******************* Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of my firm shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.
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