Lived Experience: Nelson Choi


Read Nelson's Story

When I go to school my teacher is a good teacher, but I still don’t like it when my mommy goes away. But the teacher and I learned something—if she gives me a great big hug as soon as I get to school, and then she sits with me with a story, it makes it ok when my mommy leaves. My mommy gives me a hug, and then the teacher gives me a hug, and then we sit and read the story. Sometimes the other kids come and listen too, but I like that it is my story. My story, and I get to choose it every day. That makes it better. Sometimes when my mommy comes to pick me up I get to show her the story. I like that. And sometimes the teacher and my mommy talk about me after school, and they are both smiling.