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All children on campus would step over those words as they raced to recess the following day. My heart just sank. Should I use this as the teaching moment it so obviously is, or should I hightail it out of here after fabricating a rosier version of those spiteful words?
It’s one thing to encourage school attendance when your daughter is tired from a long weekend; being tired won’t negatively impact other people. Making her attend school when sick and potentially contagious? Irresponsible.
My job was to spark a lifelong love of learning, to encourage creativity, and to inspire confidence, tenacity, and self-advocacy. I was teaching these bright minds to share and think outside themselves, while reminding them of their worth and of the importance of self-care.
Remind your kids that bad choices do not equal bad kids, and then begin to steer the conversation towards the things that child does well. Every child has something to praise. Challenge your child to “catch them being good” and give them a compliment when they do!