“Walk as proudly as you can and the world will look up to you…” so says a special character in one of my favorite children’s books, Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. I shared this particular story today with a young learner who was struggling with self-esteem concerns. When I’m involved in an office intervention with a child, I listen carefully to their side of the story first. While gathering facts from all sides, the core issue of the behavior comes into clear focus; there is always a key reason for any behavior.
In the story, the unique little girl, Molly Lou Melon, loves her grandmother who shares valuable pearls of wisdom with her granddaughter before she moves to a new school. Once at the new school, Molly Lou experiences a challenging time with another student in particular although several other learners befriend her easily.
The message of “believe in yourself and the world will believe in you” stretches into all areas of our lives. Sharing valuable lessons through stories enhances learning opportunities with young students. If your child is struggling with an issue in particular, look for positive examples and stories to help illustrate your point during quiet conversation. We can offer ideas as well so don’t hesitate to visit with us about it. Here’s hoping we all remember to Stand Tall, Miller Learners and Leaders! 🙂