After a particularly difficult session in art class one day, where class behavior failed to meet the company’s expected protocol, I asked a question. What seemed to be a simple question, led to introspective thought about the future. “How many of you think you will have children when you grow up?” Almost every hand in the circle went up. A second question followed. “When your children go to school, do you want them to behave as you did today in art class?” The faces said it all. The company responded with a resounding NO. This launched a discussion about what we see in ourselves and what we want for our own children.
When we help children see outside of themselves, they recognize that they indeed affect others in a profound way. They realize that they, themselves, are the role models for future generations.