teenagers

Why I’m Glad I’m Not a Kid: Part Four

Media and conversations continue to remind me how relieved I am NOT to be a kid these days. It’s like kids are expected to come from the womb knowing exactly who they are and what they want from life. If you read my other posts in this series, you might recall that I wanted to …

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Crazy Things Students Say

I’m a full-time author. At least two days each work week (when school is in session), I substitute teach at the local middle and high schools. Due to a shortage of licensed substitutes, my state allows any person with a Bachelor’s Degree to go through the training and application process and attain what is called …

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Dear Teenager: Your Dress Code isn’t about Sexism – Part 2

This is part three of a series of rants inspired by this lovely meme: Maybe you’re bored with discussing school dress codes and sexism. Believe me, it was tedious to be confronted with it day in and day out when I worked for the school district. Why can’t the kids just follow the rules? Because …

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School Begins: So will this argument about dress code

Most of the time, I just blow off the millions of memes I see on Facebook, especially when they’re obviously nothing more than a soapbox. For some reason, this one stabbed deeper than others. Because enforcing a dress code has nothing to do with shaming or promoting misogyny. I worked in the public education system …

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Expectations that build character

Some readers might have given up on my series regarding expectations for young people. After all, it seems like a diatribe against education, government or parenting. Aren’t their some expectations we should have for our children? Duh. Lack of appropriate expectations has damaged our youth as much as unrealistic expectations. Maybe even more. We all …

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Sora’s Quest: A Book in Review

Some people actually watch commercials during prime time. I search through the Amazon shelves for free eBooks. Crazy? I think not. One book I discovered in one such recent foray was Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler. It is the first book in a fantasy series called The Cat’s Eye Chronicles. You can always find the eBook …

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