By our own definition, empathy is the ability to recognize and appreciate that as gardeners we are all 'growing' through unique experiences and emotions at all times. Having the awareness to identify an uncomfortable feeling or thought, and using it as an opportunity to communicate and grow through it, gives us gardeners an appreciation for the efforts it takes to address a negative situation with a positive outlook.
It is important for children to appreciate that at the root of it all, we all have weeds. It is always helpful to remind young kids that 'you never know what someone else is growing through.' So, today we are sharing some common weeds that most grade school gardeners encounter on a day to day basis.
Common Stressors (aka Weeds) Kids Ages 4-11
Feeling Left Out
Encountering Unkind Acts
Negative Influence Of Social Media
Unhealthy Sleep Habits
Lack Of Self-Confidence
Empowering young kids with 'gardening' tools to help them feel confident & calm when they encounter stress is at the root of all our programs. To learn more about how your school and/ or family can benefit from our #PullYourWeeds® Programs...Click Here!