Kids Tell All… if You Let Them
I remember picking up my daughter from school, ‘how was your day?’ and she opened up and poured it out! I was thinking ‘o my gosh, do I want to listen to all of this?’ it dawned on me ‘listen, listen, listen… you might actually learn something’.
Too many people in life want to talk and never listen. So I say to parents and anybody who picks the children up from school, including teenagers who pile into the back of the car yapping away: Listen.
You may be thinking; ’quiet, I don’t want to listen to this today’. NO! Listen. They trust you enough to be comfortable and share what they are going through and you just might hear ‘secrets’.
Back to the story:
As I picked her up she continued ‘there was this boy in class who crawled under his desk and wouldn’t come out. And the teacher said “Come out from under there. I may not be able to whip you, but I can pinch you” and she was cussing and started pinching him!! He came out crying and she kept pinching him!!’
So there is a teacher who is pinching the children hard enough to hurt them… pinching them hard! So I kept that in the back of my mind, even thru parent teacher conferences. I knew that if I confronted the teacher, then she could confront my daughter.
Even teenagers talking to their friends, or to you, can tell you information that may be useful later on.
LISTEN. You can learn a lot.
With Love Sugar,
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