I just finished the 8th week of our summer social skills program. The kids were amazing, and there were endless opportunities to coach and support social success.
Remarkably, everyone also stayed in one piece. Nothing more than the need for an occasional bandaid or ice pack for a small bump.
And, I am tired. A good kind of tired. Being trusted with other people’s children takes some mental and physical energy.
I’ve been told by many folks that they enjoy receiving and reading these tips each week, and I am grateful that so many of you find them helpful.
Today’s tip is about knowing what you need and being able to voice that to other people. I had a little person today become upset over something, and when I sat with him to help figure it out, he said, “Miss Donna, talking about it will only make me more upset.” And then he took off to the dirt pile to handle it in his own way.
So, my tired self is making sure I stay in touch with you this week, but giving myself permission to do what I need today, to just say hello and that I’ll be back to chat with you next Thursday!
I’m wishing everyone wonderful last remaining days of summer and a successful back-to-school!