Sometimes, as a parent, it takes a beautiful, insightful poem to get the point across.
The following was passed onto us yesterday, (unedited) from our 7 year old’s teacher..
I Want to Be My OWN Person by: Ella
People are always telling me “You have to do this” “You have to do that” I want to be My Own Person
I don’t want to be clean I don’t want to wear a pretty dress everyday
I don’t want people to tell me what to do I want to do my own thing I Want To Be My Own Person
If you let me be my own person I can be the Best Better than you will ever imagine!
I love to do handstands Let me be alone I can do Everything I can do it myself Trust me I know what I am doing
I want to make a difference to the world!