Today the children were asked to squeeze an entire tube of toothpaste onto a paper plate. They were then asked to try and get as much toothpaste back into the tube as possible. After a while they realised it wasn’t going back in! We then had a discussion about words and phrases that have been said to them that are hurtful and wrote them on a whiteboard. We looked at the words and talked about how they are just like the toothpaste that has been squeezed out of the tube. Once hurtful words have come out of your mouth, you can’t put those words back in! We thought about how we should choose our words carefully even when we are angry. Even if people forgive us for saying hurtful things, they will still remember that those words have been said.