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Monday, May 24, 2010

Confidence Lesson from Jessica

Thanks to the Parent Dish blog for sharing this video. It's a great post and well worth your time, including the interview with Jessica who is now 12.

That's what we're fighting for: preserving the type of spirit that makes Jessica sing in the mirror. It's worth it to step up and stop anyone who tries to rob a child of their spirit, whether it's an adult or peer. As adults, we're in charge. We need to be more aware of all children we come in contact with and know enough when they've lost that lighthearted birth rite called childhood joy.

Help them get it back. Stand up for them and teach them that they do not deserve to be treated badly. It may not change overnight but when an adult, any adult, pays attention it makes a big difference.

Now that I've finished writing this post, I'm going to go sing in the mirror. Hope you do, too.

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