Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thoughtful 8th Grader

My daughter, Tate, begins school next fall. What will her experience be as she navigates the dangers of growing up in an increasingly mean world?


At 5:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep her close. Tell her why you love her, not just that you do. Listen to what she says. Read her body language! Model kindness. Teach her diversity. Tell her it is ok to be independent and to speak her mind. Tell her to champion the underdog. I have watched a child be bullied. Support and love will pull them through. Do a good job. Nothing else is important.

At 8:27 AM , Anonymous Rintojen Suurennus said...

Just be sure to not be too protective.. it can really be tough for a kid mentally..

At 5:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell her to grow a thick skin. Too many teens are overly sensitive about comments made by their peers. I tell my students to consider the source. I ask them to ponder the following question, "How significant is this person in my life?" I tell my students that in the grand scheme of this thing we call life, most high school classmates will never be seen or heard from again after graduation.

Remind her that the world is full of jerks, and she can determine the extent to which ANY jerk affects her.

Texas Teacher

At 4:05 AM , Anonymous Yemek Tarifleri said...

We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. I think this is what you should really impose to the kid.


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