Do you work with kids who need to brush up on their humility skills? As nannies, we have many teachable moments with the children in our care, and helping them with being humble is one of those teachable moments available.
Today we share an article from Nanny.net on helping kids take a bite of the humble pie.
…When the kids were little and said smart aleck things perhaps we let it pass and thought it was funny or amusing. What was cute witty sarcasm then now gets under our skin and causes us to cringe in public when our child comes off as a know-it-all or snob. A nice slice of humble pie is now in order…
- Talk about the importance of humility. Sometimes kids don’t understand what humility really is. Unfortunately people often see humility as a weakness when in reality it is a strength. Some of the greatest people in the world are those who have tasted their share of humble pie.
- Reality check. Being really good at something can breed arrogance if not kept in check with doses of humility. If you see your child lording their skill over others and displaying a superior attitude it’s time to step in a do a reality check. Just as there is always someone worse off than you there is also someone more proficient. Help your child keep things in perspective and teach them to be wiling to share their talents for the benefit of others rather than boast about them to their detriment.
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introduction by Alice Shaffer
Regarding Nannies Development Team Member