Casserly had always been on the top tier soccer team only to find out from her coach that she was being moved down to the next level.  Her reaction to this gut punch might surprise you.  Casserly is going into 6th grade and graduated from our first “Be U Girls Club” in the fall of 2013. We asked Casserly and her mom Rita to share this story in an effort to remind us that children are here to teach us as much as we are here to teach them.

From a parent’s perspective –  how would have handled this situation?  Would you have tried to fix it?  Would you have reacted with anger or thought it unfair?

From a preteen’s perspective – do you feel you have the tools and the self understanding to react in such a compassionate and authentic way?

Other Resources:

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