What if the child is not ready to lead? What if the child doesn’t know what he/she wants to do?

Open learning means that there is no one way of doing it – rather it is the child’s way of learning. If the child wants you to lead, you lead – simple!
(However in most cases, we invite the child to lead and then give the child the time and space to grow the ability to lead. That is equally important.
If the child shares that he doesn’t know what he wants to do – chances are that the child is thinking.
Maybe no one has ever asked the child this question before. Maybe the child does not know what all is possible to do unless told. Hence, a key role of the adults around the child is to bring a wide range of exposures.