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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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 Just a reminder: these are snippets from my Alternate Handwriting sessions. [For more about AH, check out some of my early blogs here and my website at www.bettyrogers.com]   Although written by and “to” me, I hope these glimmers are also of service to you. There’s one for today below. PLEASE NOTE that any ads that may appear are not approved or sanctioned by me.

‘simple’ joys of childhood still/always resonate deeply. let them soothe your troubled spirit, help guide your actions. a safe haven that’s always waiting for you.

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loved parts of the show [Finding Neverland] about being childlike, holding on to playfulness & letting imagination soar. find time for that whenever you can, dear one.

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cut yourself much slack, dear one. powerful influences to overcome.

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