Lessons from my daughter

Published November 15, 2014 by Lunapo

Witchlette amazes me everyday.

She is an amazing example of humanity, and a wonderful representative of empathy, apathy, and forgiveness.

I know she’s only 1, but the amount of amazingness within her is awe inspiring. And I know a lot of parents will gloat about how wonderful and advanced their previous angels are. Every parent has the right to and every child should be in a home where they are looked at as the amazing little miracles they are. Witchlette is in that kind of household with me and Hubby.

Sometimes I think she may be Ghandi reincarnated. The love and forgiveness she shows at such a young age is astounding.

She is being bullied at her daycare. I know, they are only one and they likely aren’t “bullying” and a little bit of adversity will make a person stronger in the end. But the child who is the aggressor is rather apathetic…it’s actually a little scary. The teachers in the room are mindful of the situation and do everything they can to keep the terrorizing child away from her.

One day she was pushed. This was the first incident, and not a huge deal. This is the incident I was there to see. The aggressor was put into time-out and Witchlette was able to go about her business. Which included walking up to him and giving him a kiss goodbye.

One day last week, she was bitten on the face. A much bigger deal, but I played it off in front of her as to not upset her. I went a little over-the-top when venting with Hubby later that night. Mama Bear surfaced for a while…my child was hurt and there was nothing I could really do about it…except I made sure that the aggressor’s mother would be notified…and I focused on Witchlette’s reaction. She was bit hard, her face instantly turned purple with teeth marks. According to the teacher, she was playing on the other side of the room and he just walked over to her and chomped unprovoked. It happened so quickly the teacher didn’t have the chance to intervene. Witchlette’s reaction? She gave him a hug before we went home.

My little precious one-year-old is amazing and I want to be like her when I grow up.

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5 comments on “Lessons from my daughter

  • Amazing and commendable actions by your child. But assuming it’s a private daycare center, I think it should take stronger action than simply notifying the mother of the aggressive child. If small children are being put at risk, it seems appropriate for the facility to immediately advise the other family that it should seek childcare services elsewhere.

    • Agreed! The other childs parent should be asked to find other childcare. Another thing that has me wondering…..is your child the only one thats being harmed? Chances are she’s not. Maybe parents banning together to pressure the childcare center could result in a safer enviroment. After all that is what you are paying for. Just a suggestion.

  • lessons are learned from our children…everyday. Even when they become adults. It is no surprise that your daughter reacts by wanting to forgive..because she is just like her mother. 🌼

  • I don’t think that child should be banned yet! He is only one! Give him a chance! There may be something down inside him that needs looking at, that is showing it’s face in an aggressive way. That doesn’t mean he should be given up on.
    But I do love your reaction, and Witchlette’s reaction. I also love your parting statement. It is good that you like who your child is. 🙂

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