Stop being a victim

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One thing Michael is teaching me to keep in check as I love on him as he grows, is not playing the victim mentality. Ever since we found out he had a clubfoot at our 20 week ultrasound, I didn’t bat an eye. I didn’t even know what clubfoot was, but I knew we would get through whatever challenges that came with it and we would teach him to thrive despite any limitations it might give him. I want to teach him to never become a victim of his own thoughts or circumstances, but instead to be proactive and positive with what happens to him in his life.
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I know I played the victim card a lot when I first started teaching. I thought I wasn’t a good teacher because I felt my classroom management was terrible. I thought it was terrible because I was a bad teacher. And that’s all I did about that. Sure I tried new things but I still kept staying in this cycle of being so upset about having a class that felt out of control. I became a victim to my own thoughts and never once thought differently about the situation.
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Once I started thinking “most teachers struggle with classroom management…as long as I am truly trying to do my best every day, that’s ALL I can do and expect of myself. What follows, I’m leaving that up to God.”
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So here’s some tough love this Friday, with Michael as your inspiration: you might feel like your struggling. You might feel different. And that’s ok. Accept it. Have a pity party for an hour or so. But then stop playing that card right here and now. EMBRACE your differences. LOVE on yourself for what you have been going through. Life is TOUGH. But you are TOUGHER!!