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be kind in response to his email. decades of suppressed rage there. key is that he did suppress it for the sake of his children.

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feel you get as much or more than you give when mentoring. it’s good for your spirit to be in service to children & books.

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get along with children: enjoy their company. truth tellers, usually, & open to life’s offerings.

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have tried to encourage reading [for a child I’ve been mentoring] for 5 years: work is about done. rest is up to her. that’s grace, dear one. time, energy & love given to that child & received in return.

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often grateful you grew up when you did. so much more freedom. hatched whole stories about make-believe families from pictures in Sears catalog.

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watching [a child I mentor’s] interest in an Erik Blegvad book from the ‘80s was lovely. as was her preferring reading to playing cards or games.  truly hope you can instill the gift of loving to read in her. an accomplishment to be proud of.

 

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[a child I mentor] pouts when she loses, which you’re pointing out as unattractive. but she doesn’t gloat when she wins: can also point that out. don’t want to dampen her spirit.

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