Reminder: kids can hear you when you talk about them. I’ve noticed a tendency of some adults to talk about a child to another adult while that child is still very much in earshot. Like, right next to the speaker. Sometimes it’s innocuous enough, like recounting something cute/funny they just did–“Did you hear what he just said?”–although I would still caution that a kid could interpret that as you laughing at them and be hurt by it. But sometimes it’s really something that shouldn’t be said while the child can hear it. We had a four year old girl get very upset because her playdough fish got squished and another teacher said to me, right over the girl’s head, “I didn’t know she was so sensitive. I’ll have to remember that.” Please don’t say these things in front of children. Just because you’re talking in a grown-up voice and not talking-to-kids voice doesn’t mean they can’t hear you or process what you’ve said. Sure, it’s good to make observations on how kids in your care react to certain situations, but do it in private.