How is it that you can be only 5 years old and yet so indifferent about school?
You show no fear. No remorse. You even say you don’t want to learn.
Still, I see a lost look in your eyes. A look of despair.
And like a sucker punch to the gut, I gasped for breath. Suddenly, I knew what to do.
No more reactions. No more consequences. Only encouragement and praise. And time to heal.
We’ll believe in you while you don’t. We’ll love you since you don’t. We’ll build you back up to the little girl you were meant to be. Even when you behave like you don’t deserve it.
Because you do.