V is for VOICE.
Using your voice can be a challenge, especially when we disagree with someone. As I have written before, we are allowed to disagree with each other, but we must do it respectfully. Watching grown adults argue like children is one of the most uncomfortable and embarrassing situations to watch.
Once again, there is a balance with teaching children to use their voice and to be respectful. For me, using your voice means standing up for yourself and what you believe in, knowing and understanding that you are in fact allowed to say, “No.” Using your voice means being an advocate for your own children, students or children in your life. This does not mean bailing your child out and blaming others, this means knowing when to advocate for them and when to watch them make mistakes and learn.
When was a time you used your voice? When was a time you wished you used your voice?
Click here for a list of children’s books that encourage children to use their voice.
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