Friday, March 13, 2015

kids, the Holocaust, and inappropriate play


at various points of the school year i find myself on the brink of sheer madness.  after the initial
frustration of the day wears off, i'm left in quiet self reflection- which always ends with the same conclusion:  it is me, not them.  if something is s suddenly off kilter, it is likely because i've become caught up in the standards and lost sight that they are six years old.

the same can be said of mothering Tripp.  when he is in the middle of a tantrum, instead of melting down right along side him it is necessary to take a step back and remember that his tantrum is a result of him not being able to regulate his emotions or express his needs effectively.  it is my job to stay calm and navigate him through it.

remembering that children are indeed just that, children and not adults, makes all the difference in my teaching and parenting.

this article was a nice reminder of the importance of understanding the psychology of children: kids, the Holocaust, and "inappropriate" play.

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