When you hear the word reflection, what comes to mind? Is it ‘that thing we have to do’, and it goes in the chore pile, or is it something that makes you excited, a source of ‘fuel’ for your journey?
There is a saying, comparison is the thief of joy. This is a real issue for our parents, and something we, as ECE teachers, can help them counter. Many parents are really excited by something their child has done...until they notice another child further along the developmental path, and their excitement deflates instantly.