We all have a teacher, coach, bus-driver, librarian, administrator or other educator who has played a vital role in us becoming who we are. Now, they are playing these roles on behalf of our own kids and grandkids! Let’s pay this forward by practicing…
5 Ways to Encourage Educators in Your Life
Pray for them daily. Who couldn’t use more prayer. Remember, they face the same stuff of life as you. Pray the Lord blesses and strengthens them for their task.
Encourage them often. Don’t assume they know how much they mean to you as they mold the very lives of your kids! Let them know… often.
Be kind in your critique. Take the tone and choose the words you would prefer they use if evaluating your parenting skills.
Be generous at holidays (or anytime “just because.”) Educators aren’t in it for the money. Give them a restaurant gift card, gas card, movie card… or get together with other parents to buy them a new iPad, send them on a paid weekend away at the destination of their choice. Why not? When they are at their best, so will your kids!
Be grateful for their influence on our kids! They are investing in life molding moments with your kids. Think of even more ways you can help them do the job and fulfill the call they have assumed.
THANK YOU EDUCATORS!
How do you honor the educators in your life? Share your suggestions in the Reply section below…