Today I’m THRILLED to be sharing a guest post from my wife that was recently published in Good News Christian Magazine. It’s great for all you moms who sometimes get overwhelmed with your kids.
“Your kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
In preparation for my new teaching position at a local elementary school, I was recently reading a professional education book. In it, I stumbled across a behavior management strategy that discussed the importance of smiling and using “please” & “thank you” so students don’t feel threatened by correction. The book argued that the use of such kindness would help me obtain the desired response in students’ behavior. To be honest, I was QUITE skeptical. I am a mom. Why would I approach a misbehaving child with a smile? Nonetheless, I thought I would test this theory on my own children at bedtime. Continue Reading →