From the mouth of an 8 year old:
Student: Miss Duff I have a girlfriend.
Student: Yea, I got someone to ask her in writing and she said yes!!! He used a YES and NO box.
This conversation makes me smile every time! Do you remember the Yes and No check boxes back in grade school? This was love at its finest!
The need for belonging and building relationships starts early. So, if we know that these are essential components to our human experience we need to be there as a community to help our children and students foster meaningful relationships. Take the time to listen to their emotions and feelings that they can learn and grow through your guidance and love.