Ahhh, the joy of sharing during wonderful gift-giving times: holidays, birthdays, and more! What’s on your shopping list? Toys, clothes, electronics, books, DVDs, or…? Your friends and loved ones will be happy with the gifts you give. Did you know you can give even more without spending a penny? Check out the following avenues for meaningful gift-giving:
Parents: Give your child’s teacher Permission to Fail. Most educators try diligently to do their best. But teachers in inclusive classrooms may be unsure of themselves as they learn new strategies to include and support children with disabilities. In addition, they may often feel an extreme amount of pressure to do things perfectly. As the parent of a child with a disability, I learned many years ago that what worked with my son at one time, or in a particular environment, didn’t always work the way I thought it would at other times or in other environments. My husband and I frequently need to try new things at home, knowing we’ll make mistakes. We need to give educators (and anyone else who works with our children) the same Permission to Fail. Click here to continue.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense