Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well.
Every time I pick up my daughter from school, I always ask her, “How was your day at school?” I either get a “fine” (short and sweet) or a detail account of what they did and where they went in school (library, auditorium, or gymnasium). During bath time, Friday night, she remembered something that happened in school and shared it with me.
Olivia: “There were kids crying in my class.”
Me: “How many?”
Me: “Why were there 3 kids crying in your class?”
Olivia: “One boy wanted the teacher to give him a tennis ball after gym, another boy wanted a magazine, but the teacher had only two and he gave them to other kids, and one girl wanted to play on the computer, but they said no.”
Me: “So why didn’t you cry?”
Olivia: “I already have a tennis ball at home that the teacher gave me when I was good. You give me magazines all the time and you always let me play on your computer.”
Me: “That’s a good way of looking at things. You are one smart girl. I’m very proud of you and thank you for being good in school.”
Always praise your children on their good behavior in school. Not only will it make them feel good, but their hard-working teachers will greatly appreciate your support.