This statement never hits harder than when I speak with kids (or hear stories about them).
My mum, who is the Head Teacher of the Early Childhood wing at TAFE/Director of the Early Childhood Centre as well as a Professor in Early Childhood studies at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, told me about a conversation she had with four year old Joel one morning.
Mum: What’s the matter Joel, you look unhappy?
Joel: I am not in a good mood.
Mum: Oh, did you get out from the wrong side of the bed this morning?
Joel: Well that’s a silly question. There’s only one side of my bed so how am I supposed to get out from the wrong side of it? Adequate roll of large blue eyes in obvious disdain for adults incomprehensive and useless queries.
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