Now that I discovered how to create a daily posting, I want to talk about a new book I read...last night. I could not put it down. You all know that relational aggression is sort of my soft spot; last week a freshman had a breakdown of sorts brought on by the hateful teasing of her peers. I felt totally helpless in dealing with her, what could I do or say that would ease her pain? I thought I'd read everything in print about RA, but I had never even heard of, "Please, Don't Laugh At Me" by Jodee Blanco. She is a publishing editor of some reknown and works with celebrities everyday, but she spent grades 5-12 as a victim of RA. Her story is heart-renching and powerful. I'm going to share the book with my student and attempt to help her survive. I recommend it for all counselors and parents.
On a lighter note, I provided some hilarious video for SVHS with my attempt to mavigate down my parking ramp on Friday. I executed a perfect 180 and paralel parked between 2 buildings only 8 feet a part. I'm sure it will make the national news.
Tucker, I know you have been teaching Cabe those new words somehow; I certainly do not talk like that!!!