More and more the children are relying on each other for help. Kian struggled to pull a pipe from the shelves and shouted for Austin across the playground. Austin called back "I can help!" He was already working on digging some rock out of the sand box but when a friend needs you, you come. Charlie saw Kian struggling and stepped in to lend a hand, and together the friends pulled the pipe loose.
When they were younger they knew adults would anticipate their needs or maybe they would have to ask, but adults provided everything for them. As they assert their independence, they want to complete tasks on their own. Some challenges are too big to conquer on your own, and knowing you have friends who will be there to support you is joyful and comforting.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.