This post is for the parents, grandparents, or guardians that have been given the responsibility of caring for a child with emotional needs. If you feel less than capable or swallowed up by anxiety and self-defeat, this is my letter to you.
Tethers of Toughness
Our mind whispers to the spirit, “If we show we cannot break, no one will know we are broken.”
Gas Tank of a Dreamer
What if we held on to our childlike ambitions? What if we still thought we were Spiderman waiting for our moment to save the world? What if we held on to the belief that the betterment of the world depended on us and our accomplishments? If you feel like you are drudging through your days alive, but not living, it is time to wake up. Every dreamer must work to keep his or her gas tank full.
Friday Reflection: Power of Words
Whether we are well versed or quiet in nature, we all have the power to use the good within us to impact those around us.
Giving their pain a voice
Though we cannot bandage the heart, we can help stabilize the spirit. We are one stop on their journey, and we have a role to play.
Managing behaviors and emotions is a daunting task on top of so many other priorities for teachers to consider. So where do you start?
Perfection Pitfalls: Teaching Self-Worth
On my desk sits a bowl of candy. The bowl is titled, “The Grandma Candy Bowl”. It is free to any student who chooses to come to my desk and tell me something about their day or themselves. This week one of my students came to collect his butterscotch and I asked him, “What is … Continue reading Perfection Pitfalls: Teaching Self-Worth
My kids remind me that gratitude is found wherever we look, whenever we look. What will choose to focus on? What brush will we use to paint the story of our lives?
Friday Reflections: Clean up on Aisle 9
Embrace your mess, and meet it head on. Bring your broom and sweep away the fears that life will never be good again. Peace lies below the heartache, it just needs you to remember that love flows and brings order to all things.
Friday Reflections: Pain
Life is messy and I have faith that when my journey comes to a close it will be those moments of pain that delivered me my greatest lessons.