An elderly woman was walking with a child that was misbehaving and hitting her. I asked if I could help and directly spoke to the child and let him know he should not be behaving that way. We walked together for several blocks and the child stopped misbehaving while I was there. She was crying and thanked me. I tried to encourage her and give her some jewels I’ve learned when working with difficult children. It reminded me that it truly does take a village to raise a child. As soon as he saw someone else was involved and she wasn’t alone….he was embarrassed and stopped misbehaving and hitting.

Leave a Reply