Monday, April 08, 2013

Courageous conversations: preschool edition

Ava, musing while I do her hair: "I really love [classmate]. But sometimes I have to take a break from her."
Me: "Yeah?"
Ava: "Yeah, like when we're playing and we can't agree on something for playing together and I just tell her and the teacher about my feelings and that I'm taking a break. Then later I can go back and we can figure it out."
Me: "Wow. Telling her about your feelings: that's a great way of handling it without getting angry or yelling at her or something. That's very mature. Some adults can't do that."
Ava (incredulous): "Wh-wh-what?! Some adults can't?! But they're TRAINED to do that!"
Me (cracking up): "Yeah, not all of them."

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