Friday, October 12, 2012

On Building Strong Children

If you hang out with Mommy Delicious on Facebook, you probably already know that Aiden's teacher and I email each other quite frequently. Sometimes we email several times in the week, but we communicate at least once per week.

It's my way of staying connected since I work full time and cannot physically be present at his school.

Last week, the kid was having a hard time turn-taking and being gentle with his peers. His teachers and I developed a short-term plan to get him where he needed to be. And fast. We were consistent in our actions -- at home and in school.

The results?

Well, let's just say that today's email from his teachers made me smile.
"We would like to thank you so much for working with Aiden.  This week he has shown much improvement.  We thanked him today in our large groups meeting for asking someone if he could play with them, for telling someone else, very politely, that he was still working with a work and then for telling a friend that we are all winners! Thanks again for your hard work and support!"

As the saying goes... "It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." ~ Frederick Douglass 


  1. You are certainly building a strong child and doing a beautiful job in the process! As a former art teacher and parent, it warms my heart to see parents actively involved in their children's education beyond making them do homework.

  2. Yay Aiden! I love this post and that, so true.

  3. Awesome! I think connecting with the teacher is great!

  4. This is fantastic!!!!! Great job! And i love & agree with that quote whole-heartedly!

  5. Awww, that is wonderful! Keep up the great job girl! If you teach them, they will learn! I'm always so proud of you :)

  6. ooh this is so sweet, great post i also love the quote which is so true

  7. That's the way to do it, keep things consistent at school and at home. It's great you communicate with his teacher so well!

  8. I love hearing how well he is doing in school and how much you are enjoying the experience as well!

  9. That quite is just beautiful! And way to go mom and Aiden!!


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