Cartoon of a girl scolding a kitten. She says, “Come down from there! Are you trying to get yourself killed?”
Heights and obstacles are a matter of perspective, aren’t they? Whenever a child is convinced an obstacle is just too much for them, I need to remember it really does look as big to them as they imagine it. Part of the challenge is to convince a student they can overcome an obstacle without belittling or minimizing their fear.
How do you get a child to overcome an an obstacle in a respectful, encouraging way? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “heights.”