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Why Ducks?

To me, ducks symbolize resilience.

Think about it – no matter how rough the waters or steady the rains, ducks float.  Remembering the old adage, like water off a duck’s back, metaphorically ducks don’t get weighed down by regrets, mistakes and disappointments, they paddle on no matter what.

In my work, I invite students to tap into their own inner duck by telling themselves they are strong and they can do it.  I have given away hundreds of cute rubber duckies to children (and adults) who walk out of my office clutching their duck with new confidence.  A  tad cutsie?  Maybe.  But it’s effective.


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