The First Shame I Ever Felt, and Still Feel
A Story about Childhood Development and Emotional Awareness
Children remember how you make them feel.
I know this because, while most people may not have a conscious recollection of learning to read, I do.
In fact, I can still feel the shame I was made to bear by a teacher for mispronouncing a word in a starter book when I was 6.
It wasn’t even a word; it was a name: “Bea.” 28 years later and I can still see that name on that little board…