Please read this wonderful lesson from the excellent teacher, Jennie!
The emotional roller coaster of preschoolers is in full swing at Christmastime. Tears, yelling, hitting, not sharing – it all surfaces at this time. I’m there to help them navigate the waters and make things right. In the end, children ‘move on’, quickly. I am convinced the source of ‘Forgive and Forget’ must have been founded with young children.
Here is a classic example of how it goes:
A child is crying, wailing, on the playground. This is a child who never cries, so it must be important.
“She hit me with the shovel.”
It was a hard hit. Did I reprimand the aggressor? No.
I looked to make sure the victim was okay, but first I made sure the aggressor was there beside me, watching and listening. She needed to see the care I gave to her victim.
Then I turned to her. “How can you…
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