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Are you good with kids?

I’ve found Quora as a great source of inspiration for writing. Some questions just strum the right chords and get you writing. Recently I came across a question that sparked an sudden flow of words, I think the response is worthy of sharing on my blog. Please read it below:

Do I yell ‘Get off my lawn’? No!

Do I deal with children every day? No!

What age range are we talking about? Toddlers? Teenagers? Babies and toddlers, well I try and stay away from them. I mean they’re fragile and as clumsy as I am I really don’t want to hurt someone. I’ve worked with primary and secondary school students and never had an issue connecting with them. Continue reading “Are you good with kids?”

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Taming second graders, primary school is tricky

Everyone put your heads on your desks and keep quiet”, a line most commonly heard in primary school. Having been a hyperactive kid with the attention span of a puppy the teacher’s instructions always brought out the ‘what the hey’ from the voice within. I needn’t mention who got to stand outside the class for making noise. The 1990’s were primitive when it came to disciplining.

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