I remembered the middle-aged man in a tie seated on the teacher’s desk. I was in eighth grade and he was my English teacher. And my first crush.
Adolescence, the period of a child’s life when they are most vulnerable to outside influences, is rightfully a scary time for parents. Children of this age become the target of many negative influences while at the same time experiencing hormones that are raging out of control. The only influence that they seemingly become deafened to is that of their parents.
I would like to put forward the proposition that every mother omit fairy-tales from their daughters’ reading list. Why? Because many girls develop a Cinderella Syndrome which they carry into adult life. They wait for Prince Charming or a knight in shining armour to come along to save them from their woes so they can […]
When I was growing up there were fire drills not lockdowns, fists not knives, playground bullying ended at the school gate, divorce was rare, students had less money, there were no mobile phones or internet and drugs and alcohol were prevalent but the harder drugs weren’t so readily available. Although the average teenager has more […]