Contests, apologies and patience

So there were 64 entries to the Mirror, Mirror soundtrack contest.

The “And the Winner Is” plugin for WordPress has sifted through and picked out Adalia! Congrats to you and thank you for reading scrink.com. I will be emailing you for your contact information so I can send out the prize.

And then onto an entirely different topic. I wrote the following quick passage as a way to try and express my feelings on a matter at hand. I’m not going to get into the details or descriptions of what prompted this, but I liked what I wrote and thought I would share it all the same.

By asking a child to forgive us, we recognize his worth and show respect. Respect from an adult, especially a parent, increases his self-esteem.

Apologizing to a child also models appropriate behavior.

So if a child recognizes they need to apologize for their behavior, a parent should not cut them off and give them more things to feel sorry about.

It is not easy for children to communicate when they feel they are not being heard, they don’t understand, they have limited life experience especially when the adults around them do not lead by a good example.

If you are a parent who loses it easily then don’t be surprised when your child does the same thing.

An apology for losing patience with your son would be useless if you then had added, “But you were really making me angry.”

Repeatedly being inconsiderate to a child eventually wears on them. Expecting that same child to be pristine in their behavior towards someone who does not show them the same consideration and compassion is like expecting the tide to only go one way.

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