"If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings." — Deepak Chopra
I wouldn't be where I am today without asking for help. It doesn't take away how hard I worked or the endless hours I put in. It's not a sign of weakness. I've leaned on so many different people along this journey and in turn, have learned how to be a better business owner, teacher and human.
Young children don't think twice about asking for help. They're used to leaning on the adults in their lives. The first challenge is actually building independence; teaching them when to ask for help and when to try it themselves. After that, we guide them to seek support from their friends and siblings, not just adults.
Every class I reinforce how we can ALL help each other. Just because I'm "older" or "the adult" does not mean I'm the only one with the answers or solutions to problems. Your classmate can help you roll up your mat and I bet someone there's a great speller in here that might be able to help you tackle that tricky word. Let's teach our students and kids to lean on one another and feel confident asking each other for help. Let's be sure we model asking for help in a way that shows strength, bravery and courage. And, equally as importantly, be open to receiving it and offering it.
Joanie Plake Founder of B&L | M.A. Childhood & Special Education | E-RYT 200 www.breatheandlearn.com
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