A special “sorry” note

May 31, 2013 by

A special “sorry” note

By Shara Lawrence-Weiss

As I’ve talked about in the past, we set up our home with a “littering the environment with print” philosophy. I leave crayons, pens, pencils and markers out for my kids to use – along with paper.

My daughter graduated from Kindergarten two days ago and she loves to write. She spends time practicing her letters (by choice) and words at the kitchen table, in between countless hours of playing.

Today she got into trouble. I told her that she could spend some time in her room, self regulating. I offered some ideas to use, to help her calm down: counting, counting backward, breathing, singing, dancing, spinning around, jumping, screaming with the door closed, etc. I told her to choose a self regulation strategy and after she had calmed down, she was welcome to come back out of her room.

She decided to read books in her bedroom and then she opted to write something down. She brought me this little note. It was very sweet. I will save her note so I can view it when *I* need to self regulate during her teen years.


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