As I reflect on this experience I am reminded that each and every child in my school is someone's baby. Every child has parents who want nothing more than for them to be happy and safe at school. As I continue to learn how to be the best principal I can for the families and children at my school, I will try hard to remember to look at situations through the eyes of a parent, remember what it's like to be on the other side and remember that all children and parents deserve those few minutes that it takes to make a reassuring phone call or send an email.
As educators it is easy to get used to crying children, forgotten lunchboxes, scraped knees, etc. but we must remember that to the child and the families these issues that seem small or insignificant to us are a really big deal. Our students and families may not remember everything we say but they will always remember how we made them feel.
Thanks Mr. Wulf for taking the time to make me feel better that