Trying Is Winning

 

I am so proud of my daughter. She was very disappointed when she got home because she ran for President of her class; unfortunately, she did not win. I had no knowledge that my daughter wanted to run for President.  If I did I would have helped her with her speech. I was a little upset that she didn’t inform me. My first reaction was to get upset at why she did not tell me because I could have perfected her speech, and gave her some persuasive words that would have won her classmates over. I would have run a real campaign!

I ask her to read her speech to me and she did. Her speech was about the impact she would made by helping her class turn in all homework on time , working together on class projects and eliminating bullying. Now instead of being upset, I listened to the effort and the authenticity my child delivered from her personal speech to her classmates and I was impressed. I instantly gave my daughter a hug and praised her on making her own decision to reach a goal and working on achieving it independently. I was ecstatic thinking that my daughter thought about this all by herself. She even showed me a web chart she made to brainstorm her ideas.

After the recognition and praise Heaven let me know that she was disappointed. She explained that now that she is not the President her ideas would not come to pass. So I had to ensure my daughter that the President is only the voice for all voices. I explained to my daughter that it is her responsibility to voice her concerns, as well as help support the President addresses the issues that affects her and her classmates. I told her that instead of taking this as a loss she should be proud for trying and do everything to support the class and focus on being a team player.

Unfortunately, if the president does not do his/her job properly I gave her a little information on Impeachment!

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