Act Like a Grown-up

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I was teaching and the inconsistency of the messages I may have been giving at once presented themselves to me.

Submitted: January 04, 2011

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What we tell children as we try to imprint our morals and structure upon them, Stop being so silly , act like a grown-up. What we say when they tantrum and scream when others are rude and mean. Stop hands to yourself and mind your tone. We remind them that grown ups do not scream, tantrum and touch others inappropriately. They say please and thank you, hold the door for others and show up on time. As a teacher I have caught myself recently using this adult model and realized as I spoke the message I was expressing was in fact untrue. Adults do touch inappropriately, scream and yell. They are unkind and rarely on time. They are often rude and have bigger versions of tantrums with greater consequences. They forgo the use of manners and are often self serving. They will not hold the door and clean up after themselves. They do not like to share and wait. The innocence of the child is sometimes lost upon the adult. As I pen this I remind myself to play and do as I say. We should always respect the spirit of the child within ourselves. The smile in the eyes and the love of play should never be discouraged. Act like a grown- up but never lose the child in your eyes.


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