The biggest learning as a social worker is “listening”.
When we are working in kindergartens, “new” things happen every day because every child is unique, creative, improvisational… When I listen to them, some come with joyful faces, some with tears, and some with anger. No matter in what mood our children come into the kindergarten, we listen carefully, patiently to their “story”. By this, we find there must be someone or something that make them so excited or angry!
We live in a speed-conscious society, and it’s easy to miss out on the bits of children’s growth… Before they go to school, they are still babbling. At that time, parents always want their children to grow up quickly. Yet, when children know how to talk, communicate and even talk back, we are not that glad at all. To understand them better, let’s try listen to their voices and think carefully about their needs. Parents may have a different understanding for their children’s “voices”.
As a matter of fact, taking care of children is not easy. I deeply understand parents’ worry and stress on their children’s development. Therefore, I am eager to listen to the aspirations of parents so that I can work with the kindergarten side by side to cultivate our children, bring help and encouragement to them!