“Never miss an opportunity to make
others happy, even if you have to leave
them alone in order to do it.”
I am not the sunshine in everyone’s life….Shocker, right?
There is an art to leaving kids alone to recover their dignity from humiliation, anger, fear, resentment….and such like. And WOE unto you if you mess-ith with them.
I mean yikes to the power of yikes.
Well…..a temper is another separate issue.
When I was upset, I preferred not to be alone-I was just that type of child. I preferred someone to pick on….at the very least……
I knew a little boy named Sean that used too hide under the table when there was trouble. There was a rule at the preschool that no one was to be under the table. He would quietly duck under and “gather” himself together…I could almost see it happening. The teachers would begin to pull him out until I brought the situation to their attention. The solution was to have one “Quiet Tent” in the classroom that kids could all sit under. It was enough for him and he used it less and less.
Hmmmm….Do we have a restful retreat for our kids their environment?
How do I take time to 'recover' from situations?