Kids These Days

Kids These Days

“Kids these days.” If you haven’t said it yourself, then you’ve probably overheard someone say it in your presence. It’s usually said in a cranky tone and followed by the phrase “when I was a kid.” Sure, the world has changed a lot in the past several decades, but the...
Protecting Their Hearts

Protecting Their Hearts

“I hate you, and I never want to talk to you again.” Those words can cause you to question if you made the best or the worst decision regarding a student in your life. Today, I want to tell you the story of the first time they were said to me, and the steps of how I...
Pizza Bribes

Pizza Bribes

In my last post Gossip, iPhones, and Other Distractions, I shared about the mental wanderings of middle school girls. At the end of the post, I mentioned that bribery can be an effective way to steer dialogue in the direction you desire. I negotiated with my small...

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