Everyone has a mother! No matter what other differences there are, we can all connect with the experience of having a mother. One of the first relationships we form is the trust between mother and child. Where that goes from there may be another story, but learning to trust starts very young.
QUOTE: A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust. ~Beau Mirchoff
With TRUST, there are two roles, trustor (the one who trusts) and trustee (the one who is trusted).
The trustor gives up control over actions that will be performed by the trustee some time in the future.
At this time of year, the relationships you have formed with students over the course of the year are fully realized, and the trust that you have built has come to fruition. Unfortunately, that all starts over again in August.
Often trust happens as a way for our brain to find solutions to problems that would otherwise take too much energy. For example, we trust the cafeteria will make meals for the kids, otherwise we would be micromanaging and worrying.
This week, try this: Think of all the interactions that require trust in your daily life. Attach a face to each of those relationships, and extend gratitude to those people. Hopefully, you’ll find there’s a lot more good in the world than it seems.
EDUCATOR RESOURCE: 10 Trust-Building Exercises for Kids. We’ve probably all been to some sort of retreat, or summer camp, or college class and participated in trust exercise. Here’s a whole list that may make it into a field day somewhere… (Personally, I never like them, but that’s neither here nor there.)
DAD JOKE: Happy Mother's Day to all the teachers who have been called 'Mom' at least once. Even as a male teacher, I've been called 'Mom' many times.