All were here and though it wasn’t as peaceful as Tuesday it was truly a close second. Another very very beautiful day.
I want to share here a list of Social-Emotional descriptors from the 5th Edition Child Development text book Beginings and Beyond:
Poised, self-confident, self-contained
Sensitive to ridicule
Has to be right; peristent
May get silly, high, wild
Enjoys pointless and ridiculous jokes
Enjoys group play, competive games
Aware of rules, defines them for others
Chooses own friends;is sociable
Gets involved with group decisions
Insist on fair play
Likes adult companionship
Accepts, respects authority
Remains calm in emergencies
Your children have been showing all of these signs this past week, and most notably the last four listed.
There has been a lot of focus on tending to what they need to feel most comfortable. As we were driving to the park there was some challenges that I wanted to tend to straight away so I pulled over and made sure everyone had what they needed. They all then were able to share what they wanted in the moment; a book, a rabbit fur, a blanket. These were given and then, off we went with far more ease and comfort regained.
When we got there they truly just wanted to play in the sand but I knew getting them to this most beautiful place down the trail would be excilirating and satisfying for them so, with their jobs at hand, snack in their bellies, off we went down the trail