"You can make a choice to be patient, or you could not,
but if you choose impatience, you may end up in water that’s hot!" -Elle Grey from the story, PATIENCE
Oh, how to define patience to a child...The author manages to do just that!
Children often feel as though they don't have a voice and that the adults in their lives are making all the decisions for them. This can leave a child feeling very frustrated and just wanting to be assertive and have their voice heard...This feeling often comes out in the form of impatience.
Patience walks a child through the decision making process of how we all have a choice to be patient or to be impatient. It teaches our child the difference between the two choices and how ultimately we each make this choice several times a day. If we make the choice of being impatient, it often hurts the impatient one more than anyone else.
This story will help you to explain that being patient, while at that moment might not seem as fun as the original plan, it can often times be more fun! Certainly more fun than, "Sitting in stew!"