If you think you "know it all", you don't. The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. If you do all the talking, you'll leave the room knowing only what you knew. Open your mind and ears so you can learn what others know.
Children "see" better than they "hear". You can tell a child all of the right things to do but they are WATCHING YOU. We can tell children, "Don't drink so much pop", but they see us drink it so it must be O.K. A child brought it to my attention that she smelled smoke on a volunteer. We need to be conscious of what we are telling children by our own actions.
The only person you can control is yourself. You cannot control how others feel about you or what they say to you or how they treat you. You can only control how you react. The trick is to "act" not "react". "Act" in a way you are proud of.
This page has many little tid bits my mother, Linda S., shares all the time at her work. She's been a counselor for over 30 years. I also have added some wisdom I've picked up. To know more about me visit www.timeformemassage.com