Give Alternatives to Meanness

Often children, adults too, don’t know how to not be mean.

I call children over and intentionally make the wait, fester, squirm. And then, as an alternative, I make them laugh.

Hug them. Tickle them. Make them smile.

Happiness from within brings joy out with.

Me: "You hit Johnny and that hurt his feelings.”

Student: “No I didn’t.”

Me: “I don’t believe you because you have lied to me before. You made someone sad. Do you like it when someone makes you feel sad?

Student: “No.”

Big Deal

Empower children to help them to realize that they are in charge of their own decisions, their own behaviour, their own actions, their own thinking and their own reacting is key for them to grow and mature into healthy adults. Empower them to become responsible, compassionate and aware of their influence on the world around.