six year old's teacher says, she has stopped crying for everything. one day, the teacher told her that if she wants to be beautiful, she should not cry. that was the end of that. so, it seems.
going through four year old's work sheets. look ma, i do circles, he said, pride in voice and stance. it asked to circle the letter A, and he had circled, very neatly, every alphabet there. ditto with circle the fruits.