The kid gang is having a Christmas Vacation Play Fest, and Amaya is getting schooled about group dynamics.
She learned that being cool and the good of the group can be in opposition.
She learned a little embarrassment is no reason to keep you away from the party.
I learned that once, from my mom. I was too embarrassed to go over to play with some friends because they didn’t actually invite me. She wrote down the pros and cons for me (I think I was 7).
My mom is pretty smart.
I wonder which lessons Amaya will remember when she’s 30. I suspect she’ll be using her kitchen knife to impress people still. In more appropriate ways.
What social lessons did you learn when you were 4?