Originally posted on Beth Beck's Blog:
When spending time with children, there is a consistent mix-up of good and bad moments. People tend to go through a wide array of emotions throughout the day but adults are better at controlling them than kids are. This capability comes with experience, practice, and time. When children throw tantrums or overreact, your reaction sets the example for what they should do in a similar scenario. This being said, you can’t always get it right. Every day is a learning experience and a chance to grow.
Today proved to be one of those days where such learning experiences were provided generously. My seven year old niece, Kenzie, normally would have been in school from 8am-2:45pm but today she participated in a spelling bee. As soon as it was over, she came home. From the look on her face, I could tell things had not gone as well as she had…
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