💕💕💕💕 it’s the moments like these - spontaneously comforting a teething friend - that remind us why we do all the empathy coaching in the early years.
Some days we may feel like these coaching sessions about thinking about how others might feel in any given moment or brainstorming ways to help make amends to friends we’ve accidentally hurt is falling flat ... but these moments arise to help remind us they ARE listening, learning and experimenting. They hear our words and observe from our role modelling of how we treat each other and then when the opportunities arise the experiment with trying them out!
Moments like this is why I LOVE the home childcare model because the mix of infants and preschools is the natural life lessons in learning those roots of empathy from those who are younger and smaller than us and their ability to “remember” what it was like not so long ago to be “little”.
Have an amazing weekend!
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much