We need children who are passionate about what they are learning, and find their purpose here in this world to fulfill... instead of a bunch of children who rebel against the system only to be forced into a business-like-job to make money. There is a big shift that must take place, and this shift begins with each of us individually. And we can teach that and help foster that in our children through education.
There is a mother whose name is Kristine Barnett who raised an autistic son, and she says: "Instead of following conventional ways of therapy/education, focus on what that individual child needs. Listen to them, listen to your heart." Kristine and her family, are currently living in Ontario Canada with her family, and decided many years ago now that she was going to teach her autistic son and encourage her son to learn what he is GOOD at instead of what he struggles with. This approach is opposite from what the system and professionals were doing themselves with her son, and encouraging her to do.
Jacob is now clearly happy, communicative, and a demonstration for all other children. After the much success with Jacob, Kristine began a school for other autistic children. She soon had over 200 kids and ALL of them benefited and excelled from this new approach to education. A focus on what they are GOOD at versus what they are NOT good at and a focus on how well they are DOING versus what they are struggling with. These children transformed. Not only was this method helpful to those who had supposed "learning disabilities" but any other child who adopted this method of learning, including Kristine's other children, were tapping into their own inner genius, finding what they love and exploding with wisdom in a specific area where they could make a HUGE difference for the BETTERMENT of all humanity.
This is incredible to see this demonstration and to allow us to have a new view of these autistic or "learning disabled" children. Its not THEM that have the problem, but those who are teaching them that need to re-learn how to teach them. This mother even said "We can only learn up to where our greatest teacher has learned." She pointed out that if she were to teach her son how to do physics, he would have stopped learning well before chemistry for that is where she is..... and yet, she said, when you allow them to tap into and learn from their own inner teacher, then they can learn to reach their highest and greatest potential here! The genius is ALREADY within, it just has to be brought forward!!!
Here is an interview that she and her son did, that goes indepth as to their story and experience.
She also wrote a book called the Spark: A mother's Story of Nurturing Genius.
Its time that the educators and professionals of the world open to new ways of offering education, so that EVERYONE can succeed and everyone can become what they are BORN to be and do here.
"Here’s an incredible story about a mother who totally disregarded what experts said about her son and threw off the label that was slapped on him as a toddler. Instead, she followed her own instincts – with astounding results."
" Its about creating motivation that is self driven" - Kristine Barnett
"Learning in school versus THINKING to solve problems....big difference." -Jacob Barnett
"Give time to CREATE and you can learn what you LOVE to create through exploration"