How Working With Kids Has Changed My Life
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Working With Kids Teaches You So Much About Being The Best Adult You Can Be

Kids make me want to be my best self.

Working With Kids Teaches You So Much About Being The Best Adult You Can Be

I have worked with kids for years now and I plan to work with kids for the majority of my life.

Children have the most amazing personalities and they have taught me so much about who I am, or who I want to be. They are the best people to be around and they have made me a better person, here's how.

Working with kids has taught me patience.

They ask you the same question a million times and hardly ever listen the first time you tell them something. Somehow, this is OK and once you look at their innocent faces, the aggravation goes away. Dealing with this on an everyday basis will build up patience in you that you never thought you would have.

Kids are curious, and honestly it's adorable.

They want to know everything about you and they are genuinely interested in your life. They are so easy to talk to and they hardly ever judge. Kids at my work probably still remember my third favorite color that I told them last year. It's amazing how much they want to know and how much they remember, because they care.

They are dreamers and they encourage me to do the same.

They believe in themselves and think they can do anything. It helps me get through my own insecurities and chase my dreams like I know they will.

They are honest.

Yes, sometimes their honesty can be a little overboard, but you can always count on them to tell you the truth. Whether the truth will hurt your feelings or not, they won't hesitate to let you know. Thanks to them, I know which hairstyles I should never wear again and how I shouldn't wear my makeup. Most importantly, I know how meaningful it is to be honest.

Kids make me want to be my best self.

They always look up to me. I catch some kids saying things like me or acting like me and it opens my eyes to just how much they pick up. I have to be a better person around them and it pushes me to be that great when I leave, because I like the person I am when I'm with them.

They care, so much.

The kids I work with can always tell when I am having an off day and always try to cheer me up. They tell me their best jokes and draw me pictures until there is a smile across my face. With them, it doesn't take long.

They have taught me how important it is to be kind.

You never know what the kids go through at home, so it is so important to be thoughtful of how you interact with them. They also treat each other with the same kindness you treat them with, no matter what they go through outside of school. Through that, they have inspired me to always be kind, you never know how far it will go.

The kids I have worked with have also made me a compassionate person.

They make me care about not only them, but everyone around me. They've made me realize the importance of giving a helping hand when it is needed and showing the people around you that you care.

Working with kids has changed my life.

They are always making me laugh and they show me new things everyday. They have made me believe in myself and they encourage me to be the best person I can be. I may be there to take care of them, but they are really the ones helping me.

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