By GalTimer Jane Kim
I just simply asked my students to come join me at the rug area for a lesson, and a child asked me if she could sit in a chair instead of joining the rest on the floor. I said, "No." She crossed her arms and asked me again. Again, I said, "No, you may sit on the floor like the others."
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By now, her arms were crossed and her head was turned away. So I said, "You don't have a choice, so please come sit on the floor." She marched to the back of the room, broke down into tears, and said, "I just have a problem with the word 'no'!" At this point, I wasn't going to be flustered by her belligerence. I told her that even though the word 'no' is a strong word, it is something she needed to accept. I told her that she could sit right near me on the floor, and so she eventually did.
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