I’ve spent weeks studying my notecards
for my early childhood education exams
and several had to do with positive reinforcement.
They say that when you praise a child,
there should be 10 positive comments
for every single negative.
That is how you build their self-esteem.
What a nice theory.
What the notecard failed to mention
was what age that should stop,
because personally I think never,
but I think my mother gave up on that
around the time I turned 8 weeks old.
I’m doing good in life
even if I am overweight.
Where’s my positvity?
Where is my self-esteem?