The blog of children's book author and illustrator Don Tate II
You know, Don, I think that psychologist has a point to a degree...although I feel that it is not necessarily parents always who do the wounding. Peers can wound terribly as well, and unless parents know about the peer problems and stand firm with their children and support their children, it becomes even harder. I never, NEVER permitted teasing about personal body characteristics in my preschool classes among the children. I didn't permit teasing about toilet accidents or throwing up. We talked about things, but no teasing. Some people might consider me very strict, but I was relentless on this matter. And my children learned to play together well. It is the WORST thing for a child. Horribly painful.
Post a Comment