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By Virginia M. Axline

The vintage of kid remedy. Dibs won't speak. he'll now not play. He has locked himself in a really particular legal. And he's by myself. this is often the real tale of the way he discovered to arrive out for the light, for all times . . . how he got here to the breathless discovery of himself that introduced him again to the realm of different youngsters.

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Dibs ignored my remark. "The brown makes the water brown and the orange paint makes the water orange," he said. "Yes, they do," I replied. I knew that he had heard my statement about the time. I did not intend to act as though I thought he had not heard me. "This is H-O-T water. Hot," he said. "And C-O-L-D water. Cold. Hot. Cold. On. Off. On. " I asked. •That's right," he said. " I asked. He twisted his hands together and turned around toward me, looking very miserable and unhappy. "Miss say it paint one picture of a house and then it leave you," he said, huskily.

There are five more minutes," I said. " He sat on the floor in front of the doll house. He moved nor spoke. Neither did I. When the five minutes were up, we would go back to his room. I didn't ask him if he wanted to go. There was no real choice for him to make. I didn't ask him if he would like to come back again. He might not want to commit himself. Besides, that decision was not up to him to make. I didn't say that I would see him next week, because I had neither not yet completed the plans with his mother.

I didn't know what he was thinking? He probably didn't know, either, at this point in our developing relationship. Certainly, it was not appropriate to probe into his private world and try to drag out answers. If I could get across to Dibs my confidence in him as a person who had good reasons for everything he did, and if I could convey the concept that there were no hidden answers for him to guess, no conreally after. 46 Dibs: In Search of Self cealed standards of behavior or expression that were not openly stated, no pressure for him to read my mind and come up with a solution that I had already decided upon, no rush to do everything today then, perhaps, Dibs would catch more and more of a feeling of security and of the rightness of his own reactions so he could clarify, — understand, and accept them.

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