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Some school counselors, even at the elementary level, have trouble working with the younger age groups (a.k.a. kindergarten and 1st grade). They can be a little quirky, have short attention spans, and be difficult to reason with. Personally, I love this group. I think they are hilarious and adorable little monsters, and I mean that in the nicest way.
Whenever I'm having a bad day, I visit these kiddos during lunch or recess and just check-in with them. They ALWAYS make me laugh. I love hearing their perspective on the world because it's so honest and innocent. Don't get me wrong, I love my "big kids," but sometimes you need those little five-year-old jokesters by your side.
Kid Snippets, a series created by BoredShortsTV, embodies all that I love about my kiddos. The idea is simple: Kids talk about various situations and adults act out what the kids discuss. Seriously, it's adorable. SERIOUSLY.
Our students, while often the source of stress, can also be stress relievers. Their energy and humor are infectious. Take a typically terrifying experience, such as a job interview (right). I dare you to watch this and not feel a little better about your job search. See, it worked!
This school year, remember to look for the cute side of your little monsters. The claws aren't always so scary. :)