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December 13, 2005



What a great classroom experience!


Many of us adults could use more 4 year-old kindness.




You created a very safe space. All kinds of good things can come from it. Bravo!


Great story, Tamar, and a wonderful addition to your next book! I remember you doing stuff like that in your conference presentations. We all tend to focus so much on the CONTENT of what we're doing we tend to forget that what's really important is what's HAPPENING.


More "living in the moment" stuff, Tamar. Wonder how the world would be different if we could handle screaming, weary, troubled adults as you handled the little girl in the circle? Sometimes we do need to scream (or cry or kick an inanimate object), though we can't explain why. If we could just get it out and move on without causing distress to ourselves or others, my suspicion is that we'd all be healthier.


Both examples are wonderful! I don't know why but I love the idea of a whole class coughing!

Richard Lawrence Cohen

Assume I've just said exactly what Mary said, but in fifteen times as many words.

And to follow up Mary B., the world might be different if more adults merely recognized when they needed to cry or laugh or scream. Especially cry.

Mark Daniels

Empathetic coughing can build community. That's great!

By the way, Tamar, I love the quote at the beginning of your post. While on no day of my life am I successful at living out what I believe to be most important, the most painful and disappointing days are those on which I live far from what I believe.

I hope that all is well with you!

Mark Daniels

Adriana Bliss

I love this story, Tamar. You have given me a tidbit to carry with me when dealing with my almost-5 year old...and my 8 yr. old...and my 12 yr. old...and...well, you get the idea.

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