I’m So Proud

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Today I want to share a story that my daughter told me.  The words, “I’m so proud of her” were what she said at the end of the story.

Miss O, now 6, has just started Year 1 at school after having completed Prep last year.  She is a bright little girl whom we all love dearly but she is very shy.

First day 2014

Talking has not been her forte and when she was at daycare there were times when the staff would bribe her to talk!  Social interactions were a real challenge so we were all concerned as to how she would cope at school.  She was lucky to have a brilliant and supportive Prep teacher who gently encouraged her.

As well as being at school Miss O goes to before and after school care and it was feedback from one of the co-ordinators that swelled her mother’s heart.  Miss O is not only settled and comfortable in her environment but she has taken a couple of the new Prep students under her wing and is teaching them a particular card game at after school care.

It may seem a small thing but it such an achievement for her.  I wonder if it is a bit of a case of ‘been there, done that’ and she knows how it feels and therefore has a real empathy for others who are feeling out of their depth?

We are all so proud of her.

4 thoughts on “I’m So Proud

  1. That’s lovely! Our 27 year old daughter who would never say boo to anyone, wouldn’t order fish and chips, answer the phone and would take any opportunity to avoid any communiction and thought planning was a crock, is now one of the most assertive and well organised people I’ve ever met. We often have a giggle when we hear her ‘setting the standard’ to others. It’s all those little times from nurturing as they grow that gets them to become such wonderful adults.

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