When life hands you lemons you make lemonade. This week has been full of challenges, disappoints and life changing events. I have personally suffered my first ever panic attack which makes me empathetic to anyone who suffers from them regularly. What I have learned this week is we have a choice to waller in our self-pity or pick ourselves up and move forward. Everyone has that choice. Life is full of disappointments but someone said something to me that resonated, “life doesn’t happen to us it happens for us!” What does that mean to you? Well to me, it means whatever I had wasn’t working and God has a bigger and better plan for me.
Why do I talk about this on a child care discussion board? Well because it is important to model and teach resilience to our children. We can’t always “fix” their problems and shelter them from the bumps and bruises they are bound to experience. We must teach them how to get back up and try again or solve their own problems. So many are on medications now because they don’t know how to cope or deal with life’s challenges. We must teach children tools to cope. Meditation or a time out may be appropriate to learn to cope with a situation. Learning to stop and not let something take over us is an important lesson.
If you want to know more about meditation techniques for you or the children in your care, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have some great tools to help you learn to turn those lemons into lemonade. Have a great weekend.
I am an educator in every facet of my life. I teach early childhood education in the classroom and online as well as develop online training and professional development for employers. I also teach homeschoolers literature and homeschool my 17 year old son who graduates in May.