Kids have same uncertainties as adults. Ask them | Parenting with Pete

Parents and other adults who work with kids are frequently surprised to learn that young children have complex emotions and inner lives filled with contradictions and uncertainties. Ironically, children experience this much like adults do, but adults mistakenly believe that children live in a happy, carefree world filled with rainbows, balloons and cupcakes. This summer, New York Times reporter Donna De La Cruz wrote about Kyle Schwartz, a third grade teacher at Doull Elementary School in Denver, who developed a brilliantly simple way to help her students share some of their inner experiences. Ms. Schwartz asked her students to finish the sentence "I wish my teacher knew" and the results were amazing: "I wish...

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