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He’s small and he’s shy, but Andrew Macdougall is something of a quiet giant in the history of foiling, having created the only successful volume production foiler in history with the Bladerider and then doing it again with the Mach 2. If that wasn’t enough, he also built a powerful windsurf and moth sail c…
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Nothing is as it seems during childhood. The garden is a jungle, an enchanted forest, the Sahara, a battlefield – anything a child can conceptualise in their eager, boundless imagination. Similarly, a child’s bedroom is more than just their sleeping environment. It’s the domain of monsters, princesses, fantastical beasts and epic sea battles – kingdoms are won and lost, monsters slain and new universes discovered in a snow globe… and that’s just before lunch.
So why is it so important for children to indulge and develop the creations of their mind’s eye? Psychosocially speaking, one of a baby’s first emotions is curiosity. Curiosity inspires baby to begin to make sense of the world around, to gather information, conquer fears, establish physical and mental boundaries and further develop emotional and behavioural norms. For example, pulling the cat’s tail is inadvisable!
To “cope” can have a thousand different meanings, each only suitable and referable to a single person. The curiosity nurtured in very young children, and the imaginative play encouraged as they grow is slowly facilitating the development of a child’s healthy coping mechanisms. The coping “base” they establish during childhood will be the foundation of all future coping methods. For example, a child with many siblings may cope by finding a “secret place”, a private sanctuary within the home environment. Such instincts can translate to adult life in terms of highly valuing privacy and personal emotional space. Children with poor coping mechanisms – those raised in repressed, emotionally vacuous environments for example – are often dogged through adult life by the initial detrimental systems of coping set in place during childhood.
Bedroom and nursery decor is an important tool in the development of a child’s imagination. Extravagance and expense is unnecessary, but nursery decor that encourages creative play can be incredibly nurturing. Fostering a child’s early sense of imagination is significant in terms of their adult view of the world.
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