Monday, January 25, 2016

Magic

Don't hang up our jackets.
 pick up our pencils,
 tie our shoelaces,
 wipe our faces. or
 pull up our pants.
Instead,
Say, "Good Job!"
after we
do it for ourselves.
Don't grab,
 chase or
 threaten.
Instead,
Catch us being good.
It happens all the time...
just look up
and notice!
Smile at us,
for not stimming or scripting or whatever it is we do
that makes you so uncomfortable.
It works.
You don't hafta believe me
to try it.
Instead of noticing
every little squeak
and flap,
You could notice
every little pause
in the action.
Try it,
for a class or two
and see what happens.
Maybe you, too, can do magic,
like me.