Samuel is also here with us in Colorado having a great time! He is participating in a program called CHIPS. (not to be confused with CHiPS that great late 70’s early 80’s TV program) This program mimics what we adults are working through but at levels that children can relate to.
Last week while we spent time discussing how we deal with the unknown the children went on a field trip to Garden of the Gods, though they didn’t know where they were going. It was a surprise. They had a great time exploring but they also had good discussions after about the difference in what they were hoping to do (Samuel hoped for the zoo) and the actual destination. What did they feel and how can they deal with those feelings especially when they are ones of disappointment. The program is doing a wonderful job of helping the children here to also be prepared for the big transitions ahead of them.