Another grandchild post…great sources for material!
This little gal is such a peach. She was all excited that her photograph was going to be in grandma’s book – the one she wrote all by herself (she doesn’t understand collaboration yet). When the books finally arrived and I got them in the mail, I waited with baited breath to hear the reaction I would get from the children featured inside. I knew I would hear from grandchildren first.
And when I did, I had to chuckle ruefully. This particular child is a bit in the “diva” category. Her mom sent me her reaction:
“I’m not complaining, but I thought I was the star!”
Oh boy. Did I not explain there were lots of children’s pictures in the book? Probably not good enough for this little gal…but what about the others? I guess I need to remember that communicating with children needs to be specific!
Then I re-read her comment. Notice the Wonderkid phrase here: “I’m not complaining, but….” This phrase actually demonstrates the characteristic described for letter “S”.
S is for Statements
I will use my words with care.
Words can help or hurt someone.
I will stop and be aware.
She was thinking of a way of expressing her opinion without hurting anyone’s feelings. Okay…I’ll buy it!
But what do the other children think, I wonder?