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Jennifer Garner Shares Heartfelt Message For Her Kids’ Teachers

Jennifer Garner has shared a message for her children’s teachers – and honestly, we’re all sobbing reading such beautiful words!

In a post on Instagram, the Hollywood star and mum-of-3 expressed her deep gratitude for the educators who dedicate their lives to supporting children and in particular, those who created a “safe haven” for hers:

“Dearest Teachers, Thank you for caring about my children with me, for tying their shoes and holding their hands. Thank you for disciplining my kids when they’ve needed it and for offering more hugs than some children received in a lifetime,” she begins.

Are you sobbing yet?

“Thank you for all of the hard work that goes into having high expectations, for buckling down and teaching them the discomfort and joy of tolerating frustration toward a greater good.”

Jennifer continued, “Thank you for choosing to study and become educators and for doing your jobs with your whole heart. I’m sure that demands and frustrations of the classroom can obfuscate the mission behind your place in it, but what’s more noble than teaching children – not a whole lot, as far as I can tell.”


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“Thank you for being a safe haven for my family, the world is a lot for anyone and so many children struggle with real loss and hardship that it feels selfish to want more for kids who have so much. But I wanted my three to have a safe space where they could focus on the business of being little and where education and character were prioritised.”

She ends her message, “Thank you for a beautiful thirteen years.”

Her words were met with so much love from teachers all around the world. One person commented, “We teachers need more parents like you!” while another posted, “can’t tell you how far this goes to make a teacher’s heart happy. Thanks for being a wonderfully supportive parent.”

Jennifer is mum to 18-year-old Violet, 15-year-old Seraphina and 12-year-old Samuel whom she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck.

And while the message was specifically written for her children’s elementary school teachers, Jennifer noted in the caption of her post that it applies to “all educators” too.

(Feature Image Credit: Jennifer Garner photo by DFree/ Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.