In classroom counseling this month with Mrs. Hayes, the students are working on “Heart Language”- communicating to one another in love (1 Corinthians 13:1). Through the story Mumble Bear, the school is practicing the differences between communicating as a mouse, a monster or a (role) model. Ask your child to explain these categories to you. Assertive language that is honest and loving, such as I-messages, isn’t always easy, isn’t always a cure all, and takes practice but it’s worth the effort as it grows us toward the goal of “growing as Jesus did in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.”