Monday, April 21, 2014

Stressssss... Relief

I guess it's no wonder that I've been really stressed out.  I work with 7 graders, who are not the best listeners and don't obey overwell.  Add to that, I have two 7th graders of my very own  AND three who have not yet reach that lovely age, in other words, so, so much to look forward to.

And then...

And then I realized that if I am going to survive life as a parent and teacher then I am going to have to accept the things I cannot change.   I need to stop expecting my children to be perfect.  I need to accept that I am going to have to repeat myself and model the behaviors that I wish to see time and again and that they will stick when they stick and that I cannot determine when that will be.  I can just try to be my best self in each role in each moment.

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