Choose your words wisely when working with children

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jul 16, 2013

http://safety.blog.nfpa.org/2013/07/choose-your-words-wisely-when-working-with-children.htmlI am blessed to have two active sons, ages 7 and 11.  This Fourth of July marked a milestone for the Reed Boys.  They both ran in the annual road race in our community for the first time.  Despite the heat, they had a great time and I think they may be hooked on the sport.  My soccer-loving son announced last night that he may join the cross-country team in middle school.  However, my younger son mentioned that when he gets to middle school, he wants to join the wrestling team.  I was a bit puzzled by this announcement as I pictured him rolling around on a smelly mat in a blue singlet and head gear.  Then my little guy continued on and said, “Yes, I can wear a costume and make a dramatic entrance.”  A couple of quiet seconds passed and I realized we were not thinking about the same thing.  After explaining the differences between the WWE and middle school wrestling, my mind shifted to my work on the preschool version of the Learn Not to Burn curriculum. 1st Road Race  7.4.13

Read the full post by NFPA's Karen Berard-Reed on NFPA's Safety Source blog.