I admit it – I was an eye-roller. When my Grandmother spoke to me about just how challenging things were for her growing up I would respectfully listen then allow my eyes to deviate somewhere near the back of my head as I turned away (taking a huge slice of jam sponge cake with me). It never occurred to me at the time that these stories were important to my development, that anecdotes of saving all year for an outfit would be character inspiring. I […]
by Michael Grose
Recently, I saw a mother give a simple, yet profound resilience lesson to her three-year-old. The toddler fell into his dog’s bowl, saturating his t-shirt and giving himself a fright. His mum quickly helped him saying, “Oh well!” The three-year-old bravely parroted his mother, saying, “Oh well!” and dashed off to play.
It’s in our reactions to these and other everyday mistakes, mess-ups, muck-ups and hurts where the big lessons in resilience are taught and reinforced.
The lessons for the three-year-old were simple but profound. “Oh well” meant:
- Stuff happens
- Don’t look for fault or blame
- Keep your perspective
Join us at Harvest Harmony on the Elphin Campus, from 4.30pm on Thursday 26 March 2020.
Watch this space and keep an eye of the SOC Facebook page, but some of the activities planned are clay bead jewellery making, flag making, succulent potting and canvas bag painting. Of course, there will also be a jumping castle, face painting, crazy hair, virtual drumming and opportunities for kids to try something they haven’t before.
There’ll also be opportunities to purchase some tasty food from a range of many different cuisines including Zambrero, Small Grain, Mama’s […]