Let’s get one thing straight, sensitive/ sensory/ autistic/ ADHD (etc.) kids are neither behavioral OR a problem. They are waves of a brilliant future.
MY child is not the problem. My child has presented to you an opportunity to see there are limitless ways to reach children in the art of education.
My child’s “behaviors” move through him in a natural non-judgmental environment (aka his body) and his emotions, energetic and vestibular systems require a sensory outlet.
The judgment of the action lies in the hands of the perceiver. What you’ve coined as “Behavioral” is an inaccurate label. One that you’ve stamped on him to stifle what is in all actuality, creative expression that YOU – the adult – can not control.
My kid (and the sensitives alike) bring to life creation through chaos. This is not an unusual action or punishable offense. It is dynamic, bold and worthy of positive praise.
My child is untamable by design and untamable DOES NOT equal “badness”.
It means, my child feels the world through his body and
it’s enough to move him to his feet.
He must wiggle and wave and liberate the excited cells trapped in his tiny temple.
JUST BECAUSE MY CHILD COMES WITH A “LABEL” does NOT give you permission to dismiss his needs or put him down to preserve your false sense of authority! Your determination that he is a lawless kid is an outdated philosophy that chooses to steal the colors that splash the individuality of livelihood.
My child is abundant with art,
Overflowing with energy,
And vibrating with life.
And because you can not contain, understand, or control it, does not entitle you to lash out against him. Do you really think putting a lid on his fire will dowse his spirit?
You clearly don’t know him at all. And oh, believe me, he WILL find a way to unleash his holy thunder.
Let me remind you, HE is here to pave the way in shifting a system that needs to tap into unconventional ways to nurture our children’s creative spirits.
A formal (or informal) diagnosis does not make my child “less than” and his needs are just as important as every other child in your classroom.
His individuality is a gift to the entire world and he is eager to share this with you if you open your heart to his mind.
To those who may not understand how highly sensitive children respond to their environment; learn now how to address and rework your beliefs… because sensitives always find a way, they have no other choice.
He doesn’t need you flinging your insults while he’s discovering effective ways to process his environment.
He cares not about your beliefs or your structure.
He cares not the clock says “quiet time”, his body commands his expression.
His soul demands a spark of ceaseless dance, and he knows enough to know it is the ONLY truth worth living for.
He cares only for the freedom of his authentic expression.
His whimsy must soar and he will not stop until it is unleashed from his fingers and toes.
All you’ve done by condemning his ways are crush his fragile heart, and also delayed the inevitable and fueled his drive to be even MORE creative in the pursuit of an outlet.
He really is trying to make you happy. He’s trying to understand his nature, trying to figure out how he fits into space. Trying to determine how to meet his needs AND yours at the same time. He already knows he’s not like the others, but all you’ve done with your intolerance is stomp on his truth and run his spirit in the mud.
What he really needs is an adult to see the brilliance of his creation through what you’ve deemed, “destruction”. It may look unorthodox to you but if you trust him, he’ll show you a world of Divine intelligence you didn’t know existed.
Because all he knows in his heart is how to move his soul,
all he feels is the wind on his skin,
and the whispers of love encouraging him to live life out loud …
He is a light, you just have to let him glow.
So find a way to accommodate him, stop telling him he is the problem! He is NOT a problem, he is the embodiment of movement, of liberty, and release. He is the way- maker. He is the solution.
Move with him, or get out of his way so he may inspire others to be fearless enough to bask in their true nature.