As teachers and parents sometimes we forget how much a simple word of encouragement can mean to a child. When we tell them that what they create or what they have to say matters, we are teaching them to believe in themselves, which is one of the best gifts anyone can offer to a child.
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.
Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight
or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”