I worked with over 200 preschools for my previous company, Playful Tunes. In general, the teachers were hard-working, cared deeply, and highly skilled in their profession.
However, I kept hearing one phrase that bothered me. I would hear this when teachers gave children something they didn’t like. Well-meaning teachers would tell them, “you get what you get, and you don’t get upset.”
What would have happened if teachers labeled the emotion, empathized, and then taught the children how to manage that emotion instead?
Likewise, what would happen if you did the same at work?
Thanks for caring!