“Adults must use the skills they have where children can see them.
If they have no skills to speak of, they should learn some, and let the children see them learning. They should invite children to join them in using these skills.
What we want to see is children being slowly drawn, at higher and higher levels of energy, commitment, and skill, into more and more serious and worthwhile activities.”
–John Holt in Growing Without Schooling Issue 17