Last week was teacher appreciation week and to show hers, a parent gave me these from her garden.
Little did I know that when I entered the field of early childhood education, the more I gave to the children, the more that some parents would take. Some of them are never satisfied no matter how hard you try. Some of them belittle us and treat us like we’re incompetent. Some of them have the mindset that we’re glorified babysitters and “Anyone can teach, it’s not hard.”
It’s nice when a parent gives back and recognizes that we are competent individuals that deserve respect. It’s nice when they show us that they don’t believe we’re “glorified babysitters.” They know this is actually the most important time in their child’s development and we are part of their foundation. It’s nice when they show us that we’re appreciated.