We attended [her] third class today and it blew my heart wide open. She was a bit upset well a lot upset just before class. We managed to persuade her to at least watch. The support Miss Emily gave was amazing! I’m getting teary eyed again thinking about it. [She] can be super stubborn and to watch Miss Emily work her magic was incredible.
Most teachers would have made one or two attempts to coax her in then left her be and let her parents deal with it. Miss Emily kept finding ways to include her. Slowly but surely a smile, a giggle, then she was doing naughty and good toes while sitting on me. Then she asked to join. Even after she joined I could see how Miss Emily adapted how she taught to boost [her] enjoyment.
I had tears in my eyes the whole class. To watch someone else love my daughter so much was just so special. The lessons aren’t just therapy for the kids, it’s therapy for the parents too. I didn’t understand this before.
So please pass on my thanks that I could not articulate well enough after class. When you said Heart was one of your values I was very excited. And now I’m super grateful that it’s not just fancy words…you guys really are extraordinary.