A View of Children

What’s your view of children?  Precious?  Obnoxious? A mystery? Incomplete? Frustrating? Incapable?

Our personal views about children are bound to vary throughout our own life … and, at times, even throughout the day (or hour!).  But it is important from time to time to put ourselves in check and become mindful of how we view children.  How we view children in general and how we view our own children and/or the children we work with will forever directly impact our relationships with those children … as well as what impact we have on those children.  

Here’s a wonderful framework created by Garry Landreth … one that I hope we could all aspire to embrace:

Landreth's Tenets for Relating to Children

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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