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 a certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist with a Master’s Degree in Education. She is also the head author and CEO at educationandbehavior.com, a site for parents, caregivers, educators, counselors, and therapists to find effective, research-based strategies that work for children. Rachel has been working with individuals with academic and behavioral needs for over 20 years and has a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children and the adults who support them. For Rachel’s top behavioral strategies all in one place, check out her book, Building Confidence and Improving Behavior in Children, a Guide for Parents and Teachers. If you want Rachel to write for your business, offer behavioral or academic consultation, or speak at your facility about research-based strategies that support children, email her at email@example.com.