I need to see the world through their eyes

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I need to remember that feeling

When nobody understands

And everyone asks

Yet you cannot say

Because you don’t even know.

I get so frustrated with my 15 year old students because I always think that they are rude and unreasonable. They don’t behave and then when they do badly in an assessment they blame me. Quite frankly, they are insufferable.

However, I just watched a programme that followed a girl in high school and I was reminded that teenagers have really complicated lives these days. There was so much texting in this show that even I couldn’t follow it, so how teenagers keep up with all those messages, I’ll never know.

And then I need to remember that their little brains are processing all these crazy feelings for the first time. As an adult, I spent a decade of my life drinking copious amounts of vodka to get rid of those feelings so I can’t really get angry at them.

Kids have a bloody difficult time now and perhaps it’s me, the grown up, that needs to hold onto that thought.

Much Love

Rachel xx

7 thoughts on “I need to see the world through their eyes

  1. Margot Kinberg

    It is hard to be a kid these days, Rachel. And I think a little empathy can go a long way in helping to work with them. They do need to be expected to be respectful, etc., but they are going through a lot. Remembering that, and helping them get through it, is important, I think. The same goes for kids who are learning English. They have a tough row to hoe.

    1. patientandkindlove

      That is a good point, that they still need to learn to regulate and have manners. I think some of them are so overwhelmed that they don’t know how to be polite and kind, and that’s not OK.

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