Monday, October 17, 2011

Teens, School and Faith~ Yep, They Are Connected

OK~ My 16 year old son and I just had an honest discussion about his elementary school days. His comment to me, "The only teachers that ever really helped me with my reading were the ones that taught Special Education." This Mom is thinking- this is interesting.  He then proceeds to say, "I think all teachers should know how to teach all kids how to read. They shouldn't be able to just hand a kid a book and expect them to know how to read it." WOW--------------- Yep, out of the mouth of a 16 year old boy.

Garrett has been pondering what he wants to do after he graduates, as he is 16 years old and he is in 11th Grade. He honestly has no clue what he wants to do. Yet, society expects that he should know what he wants to do the rest of his life. I know many people in their 40's ( my age is showing) that still don't know what they want to be when they grow up! It's all about life......it would be so simple if we all knew our destination, etc....

You know, the one thing that we can all depend on is our Faith.......I have faith that he will make good choices and figure out his destination after high school, with the Good Lord walking beside him. It is through my faith that I continue to make it through each day~ Geeesshhheee...and I thought the toddler years were tough...These teen and young adult years are not any walk in the park either! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Just talking about this subject with my husband. We fasttrack kids so early - we try to fit them into a slot at such a young age. We aren't comfortable enough giving them more time to figure things out - to just let school and even college be learning and stretching experiences - until they do figure out what they like.

    You are so right.

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