Say I love you
Give a hug
Tell them you are here
Ask how they feel
Hold out your hand
Guide them through their fear
Listen when they talk
Share with them too
Let them know they matter to you
Tell them about your life and about you
Become a teacher in that moment they do something they are not supposed to
Build them up but let them fall
Watch them stand or climb a rock wall
Exercise with them, teach them to cook
Have a dance party, read a book
Care about their interests, help them set some goals
Be there when times are tough, give them some control
When they are hurt, or scared; angry, sick or tired
Let them know how much you care, walk them through the fire
Every child needs a hero in their corner, some have more than one, but the ones with none can’t smile…
Can you be a child’s hero today, even if it’s for just a little while?
When we are down, scared, angry, sad, or lonely it is sometimes hard to find the motivation to give our all. But when we push past the feelings and commit to being that hero, even if it’s just for the moment, we are making a positive difference for our children and their future, making every move worth it!
Comment and let me know how you are or were a hero to a child! How were you in their corner?
Be that hero today!
Every Kid Needs a Champion – Rita Pierson
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Rachel Wise is the author and founder of Education and Behavior. Rachel created Education and Behavior in 2014 for adults to have an easy way to access research-based information to support children in the areas of learning, behavior, and social-emotional development. As a survivor of abuse, neglect, and bullying, Rachel slipped through the cracks of her school and community. Education and Behavior hopes to play a role in preventing that from happening to other children. Rachel is also the author of Building Confidence and Improving Behavior in Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.
“Children do best when there is consistency within and across settings (i.e., home, school, community). Education and Behavior allows us to maintain that consistency.”