You do certain things the same way everyday. Story of my life. When working with children everyday, one thing I know is that I love them and believe in them period. The funny thing is children can't or won't always let you know how important you are to them. But the few moments they do it can blow your mind. Like one day this week, a little boy I tutored surprised me with a flower after I had been away for some days. And, then yesterday I ran into the guardian of one of the children I had tutored for 4 years. She told me something that motivated me to continue tutoring. Apparently, the child she cares for told her yesterday that he is sad I am leaving because:
"I never raised my voice at him"
"I always treated him with respect" (Shocked how deeply he grasped that concept)
"I helped him a lot with their homework "(Surprised he valued it because sometimes he seemed reluctant to do his schoolwork)