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Great post! I am with you on that Megan... how can kids believe in themselves if we deny them what they feel and/or think:

My Nephew: My teacher is mean!
His Mom: No, no. Your teacher isn't mean.

Later that night My Nephew calls Auntie(that's me).

Auntie: So, you feel that your teacher is mean?

My Nephew: Yes.

Auntie: Tell me about it.

My Nephew proceeds to talk about all incidents were he feels that the teacher was unfair or unkind to others. He has made some very interesting observations - he is only 7. He talks for over 20 minutes. That is how he feels, and he just needed to express those feelings...

Posted by Psychic Librarian (not verified) on Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:02

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Posted by Psychic Librarian (not verified) on Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:03

the real trial would be if ruby or fi should ever tell you that she thinks a purple-toed classmate is weird. not that I think they ever would! but rebellion can take many forms.

Posted by suge (not verified) on Tue, 04/22/2008 - 00:16

It would have been nice if that weird mama could have just said, "Yes, you are weird, and that's ok. Everyone's weird in her own special way."

Posted by Aggie (not verified) on Tue, 04/22/2008 - 14:37

hm. i am 41 years old and my neighbor called me weird. it hurt my feelings and sent me back to school days. it sure does hurt to be different but in the end we are all different whether we show it or not.

Posted by M (not verified) on Tue, 04/22/2008 - 21:43

We are all weird to someone, I figure, and beautiful to many, I hope.

Posted by Manny Blue (not verified) on Wed, 04/23/2008 - 19:23

I think it was tone.

you're weird as in bad connotation of that tone of voice, nope. wonderful diverse weird just like everyone is, yep.

and cute kidlets.

Posted by Pearl (not verified) on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 13:52