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  1. Kimberly says:

    Her confidence is amazing!

  2. Jamie says:

    This is wonderful! We WANT so much for our children and as a once upon a time teacher I’m sure I hold so many expectations for how my children do in school. AND for how the teacher perceives them in school. Such a good reminder that we must have faith that we’ve done a good job and that they can take it from here. Well, some of it!

    • Absolutely. At some point, we have to let them spread their wings. And remembering that they are only 7 (or whatever the age is) is key to letting them enjoy their childhood instead of always feeling like they have to achieve something.

  3. I love the confidence in that! Good for her.

  4. Elena – that’s beautiful. And you captured exactly the feeling so many of us have when we enter conferences. Sometimes I don’t want to be told the things I’ve been told for years. I know. I’m not one of those parents who pretends I don’t know (or actually don’t know!).

    Mothers know. And for you to get this great evidence from her own words, how wonderful is that!

    • Thank you Missy! Absolutely. I almost wish that I was a homeroom teacher again instead of a resource teacher (lots of meetings, no conferences though) so that I could fully understand what the parents on the other side of the table were feeling. I would like to believe that I was kind and sensitive, but knowing what I know now as a mom, I would have been eve more careful.

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  6. Thank you so very much for having me here Courtney!!!

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