Here we are again, the dreaded Sunday night that means after this sleep it’s MONDAY morning 🙈🙈🙈. For most of us adults that means the grind starts again, the pressures of work start to build up.
However, take a minute to stop and think about the child that is actually preying for that Monday morning, knowing when they wake up, they can get themselves up and go to school, at school they can feel safe, no one if going to burst into their room drunk, no one is going to scold them with a belt or a hand. They will get fed at lunch time, which maybe the only hot food they have had since last Friday. 😔.
This is the child we would love to think is a rarity, a special case but this is reality as more parents struggle with no jobs, no money coming in, they turn to drugs or drink to numb the feelings of failure. We all know the ending to this story 😔.
But remember if you can understand that child. When they zone out in class, they are exhausted, they are trying as hard as they can. Let them know you understand, let them know it’s ok and they are safe, even if it is only in them few precious they are at school, away from the chaos and mayhem they endure in their “home”.
Be aware. You can change a child’s life by just understanding and listening, no matter if you can give the 2 hours a week or 7 hours a day. As long as you can stay that one constant in their life who listens, who understands their behaviour is not because they are bad.
Be that person that child remembers as a child who changed their life for the better. Xx❤️