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14 Facts I’ve Learned From Kids

Feb 9, 2018 2:11:17 PM / by Lauren Celesky

1. Imagination is one of the greatest things in life. Keep it alive.

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2. You have to enter the kid’s world. They tend to be way more receptive if you see the imaginary shark with a tutu, too.

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3. Patience. Patience. Paaaaatttiiieeeeennnnnccceeee.

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4. Do not take learning for granted. Kids don’t know everything you do; take the time to teach them.

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5. Jokes are way more funny if they don’t make sense.

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6. Appreciate questions. Don’t squash them.

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7. Enjoy the little moments and smile when they come up.

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8. DISTRACT AND DEPLOY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.

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9. A college degree can only teach you so much. You learn more from kids outside the classroom.

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10. Building their trust is your lifeline, and theirs. Kids are sadly skeptical sometimes of other adults, even if that adult is teaching them or helping them.

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11. If you suddenly burst into song, 95% of the time they will stop crying.

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12. ASK how their day is/was. Take interest. They can sense when interest is genuine.

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13. Don’t underestimate the power of specific positive feedback. Even if everything else is wrong, find the one thing they did right.

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14. Stories about your naughty dog at home work every time for a distraction.

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I’m learning every day still. Even after 9+ years of working with kids, so I will be updating this list. More to come. 

–Miss Lauren

Posted on Feb 9, 2018 2:11:17 PM by Lauren Celesky in children, in Parenting Tips, in kids, in Life Lessons

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