Friday, April 6, 2018

Tales of "Oops"

Advising about an easily frustrated child, Brie Jontry wrote:

Talking about your own frustrations and talking through your own "mistakes," etc, in a light way—not *to* him, but around him, where he can hear you—might be helpful.

I did a lot of: "Ooops! I meant to cut the carrots length-wise instead of into circles. No big deal..." or "Hmmmm, I think next time, I'll do X first instead of Y" or whatever—talk to yourself, to your friends, to your partner about how you learn by doing. Short, light observations. No long drawn out monologues.
—Brie Jontry

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1 comment:

  1. The photo of the dinosaurs was taken at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. I chose a page to link the quote to, by subject matter.

    Later I noticed that the photo on that page, of a metal sculpture in the sunshine, is on the outside wall of that same museum, and I think it is right across the wall from the dinosaurs.

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