I just finished a long day and my teaching today made me think about … frustration. And balancing out the positive and negative so that we always keep things in perspective. Sometimes it is so easy for us adults to get frustrated with kids. It happens all the time in the process of learning in stages of life-as a parent, teacher, or as a child. How often do we have frustrations outside our family only to come back home and to be faced with chores, more work or more frustrations. Often allowing children to grow means that we need to be strong. Some days we all feel that we are the child who needs support and understanding.
Also, is there really a right answer? Probably not as we are all in the process of learning. It just the awareness of our tendencies that will help us re-direct our thoughts.
Next time, when I get frustrated, I will appreciate somebody around me for something they do well. I will let positive emotions balance out the frustration.