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...ves chosen by themselves. On the contrary, Gopnik choose not to intervene his daughter’s decision at the most extent even when he is worried about that decision. Instead of stopping his daughter playing with that imaginary friend, he chose to approach a child’s world and see if there is anything he can help, “I also learned that some children, as they get older, turn out to possess what child psychologists call a ‘paracosm’. A paracosm is a society thought up by a child” (155). Gopnik will never make decisions for his daughters, and by doing so, he did not block the possibility of making his daughter become independent. It may be hard for parents not to over-intervene their children’s growth, but a successful parent knows the time to intervene and when it is not. Eventually, under a freedom growing environment, children can know what they really want and work for it.
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