so, yesterday, i told one of my little girls to get a grip. i know that sounds harsh. but seriously - she cries all the time. she's incredibly smart. but she can't handle any confusion or frustration. its really starting to bug the heckers out of me. if anything is challenging to her, in the least, we've got tears. and she can't get a grip. i didn't say it ugly like - i was crouched down next to her, comforting her, but at the same time - i've gotta nip this in the bud. so just now - she's in tears and comes over bawling because she doesn't get what she's supposed to do. i didn't even answer her question. i told her to go sit down & that she could come back and talk to me when she's done crying.
then at the other end of the spectrum - i have one kid in my class who i will literally have to hurt to get him intimidated (this is the kid who told me i have a big butt!) i could threaten him til i'm blue in the face to do "the right thing" and he still wouldn't. arg.
why can't kids just be normal?! haha.