Met up with Raffi (singer, author, ecology advocate and Founder of Child Honoring) at the Society for Organizational Learning's conference in Atlanta last week. Great conference - people thinking about change in deep dialogue. And Raffi was inspirational in his thinking and working with children:
Child Honouring is a “children first” approach to healing communities and restoring ecosystems; it views how we regard and treat our young as the key to building humane and sustainable world. (It’s not about a child-centered society where children rule, nor a facile notion of children being all things nice; and it has nothing to do with permissive parenting.) It is a global credo for maximizing joy and reducing suffering by respecting the goodness of every human being at the beginning of life, with benefits rippling in all directions.