Re-Blog: teach our children well

Thank you Sue, for sharing your thoughts about Start with Strengths!

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The timing of last night’s Start with Strengthssession could not have been better.  Just three hours earlier, I was standing by my car, listening to my son’s teacher recite everything my boy had done wrong that day.

“What did he do right?” I asked her, tears threatening to spill out of my eyes, my voice tinged with desperation.  Surely there was something.  “Oh yes,” she said, “he participated in our class discussion, did well in English class…” and then reverted back to the ‘rap sheet’ of bad behaviour.  My son sat slumped in the car, knowing full well the tone of our conversation.

I got back into the driver’s seat weary and defeated, my cheeks burning with shame. If I felt like crap, I knew that my son did too.  I also knew there’s got to be a better way.  Later that night, family leader Karen Copeland and Langley…

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