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NEVER LEFT OUT
"THEY'RE LEAVING ME OUT," my daughter, Rachel, said dejectedly. "They just want to talk to each other, and when I try to catch up, they skate faster."
She had invited two friends to come roller skating, and now it appeared they were having a better time with each other than with her. As I skated around, watching the situation, I had to agree that they were leaving Rachel out.
The next time she came around, I started to offer some parental advice. "Why don't you tell them how you feel?" I said, offering a tactic that often worked in my field of preschool and kindergarten teaching. I'd seen how young children reached out to those who were feeling excluded as soon as they understood the situation.
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Sally Bergquist teaches first grade in Olympia, Washington.
with contributions from MILDRED S. LARUAN, LINNY BEE, ALISTAIR BUDD, TERRY HOLLIDAY, JANE SHINN, MARTHA DOSS
A VAST AND HEALING CALM
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from John Ortberg, Rossella Lorenzi
BELOW THE SURFACE
Good news about our habitat
BY REBECCA ODEGAARD
PRAYER FOR PROGRESS IN GOVERNMENT
MY CHASE AFTER TRUTH
QUIET MOMENTS ALONE WITH GOD
BY BARBARA VINING
A PEACEFUL NIGHT'S REST
BY BARB GOODSPEED GRANT
GOODBYE TO STRESS
BY REGINA CELY DE CAMPOS HAGEMEYER
Hand in hand
How do you talk about Christian Science?
with contributions from NATALIE ZDAN, KRISTINE CLINE, JUSTIN BELOTE, TIM DIXON, SARA TATNALL
NEVER LEFT OUT
BY SALLY BERGQUIST
CLOSE OF DAY IN PARIS
HEALED OF ILLNESS WHILE TRAVELING
HEALED OF BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEMS
'I REFUSED TO LET FEAR IMPRESS ME'