September 2019 - Compassion for the "Kid" You
School is open and we are now surrounded by students all day long. Some of you teach little kids, some bigger kids, and some in-between. As educators, it is in our nature to be patient and compassionate towards young people. But for whatever reason, we may find ourselves less inclined to feel this same compassion and kindness for adults, particularly ourselves.
If you think of yourself as less deserving of patience and compassion, consider offering these things to the "kid" version of you. Picture the younger version of you who just wants love and understanding. As you see the kid-you in your mind, consider offering them the unconditional compassion they need. And remember that this kid is still you.