As a physical therapist working with children in the public schools, I am moved by how needy children are to spend time with an adult who will just listen to their stories about their families, their play with a friend at recess, their difficulty understanding a math assignment, their excitement about spending time with grandparents at holiday time and the stores go on. My work as a therapist improving a child's gross motor skills is secondary to being "present" and an active "listener". How lucky I am to be an adult who can make a difference in a child's life on a daily basis.
Submitted by: Catherine Luchini Gerson
(Sent via National Civility Foundation)