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A nose for curiosity

March 1, 2013
Two kids playing in the snow

Making new friends in new places

As a parent, I’ve often noticed a young child’s natural instinct for being curious. Unburdened by preconceived notions about how life is supposed to work, children are primed to make the most of new interactions and experiences. Most of us can identify with being curious, yet as we grow older, we seem less willing to indulge our instincts. I certainly have more fear about looking or sounding foolish than my five-year-old son. While some children are inherently more curious than others, given time and the right circumstances, even the most tentative child seems willing to explore, ask questions and experiment with the world around them.

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