Sometimes the very thing that we find most challenging about a child can become their greatest strength. Or, as my friend Dayna would say, their “superpower”.
The child who seems extremely sensitive and emotional may also be profoundly empathetic and compassionate.
The child who is strong-willed and stubborn is likely also persistent and tenacious.
The child who may seem distracted or unfocused may also be creative and perceptive of details that often go unnoticed by others.
Our perspective has an enormous impact on how we approach, talk to, talk about, and feel about our students and children.
And that can make all the difference.
I had another wonderful opportunity to talk about this topic with Rae Pica, host of Studentcentricity, and Dayna Abraham, author of The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day*. (*Amazon affiliate link.) We not only talk about perspective and mindset, but Dayna also shares some great tools from her book.
Rae always asks fantastic questions and keeps the conversation moving quickly.
I hope you’ll take the opportunity to listen and reconsider how the challenges you face with the children you love and teach might be seen in a different light!
For more resources on the power of perspective check out these posts: