When she dropped the F-bomb at Target I thought, “what could make a kid so angry as to say this to her mother?” Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence, but what drives teens to act this way?
I RECENTLY HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL BOYS. The topic was drug and alcohol use. When I thought about how I would talk with them I decided I didn't want to just be the mom/parent coach who walked into the room with the usual presentation they may or may not actually hear, I wanted to make an impact.
As a kid, I remember how welcomed I felt in each of our new neighborhoods. Those days seem to be long gone, but after recently reading The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell I decided to take it upon myself to become a conduit for community in my own neighborhood. Who knew it would lead to meeting the author at my table?!