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RE: Difficult kids/ Alternative schools etc.


From: Fields, Linda (fieldsl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 06 2004 - 12:24:27 PDT

Interesting that you should write this. I have often said that, if I have one regret, it is that I spent more time with other people's kids than I did my own. I cheated them of things like slumber parties because I was tired of spending every waking moment with other kids. However, as I tell my now-grown daughters, parents (and teachers) make the best decisions they can at the time and regrets don't change things. So-all you "youngsters" out there, save some time and energy for the other parts of your life. The "problems" will still be there tomorrow-your children won't. Linda in NC

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Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 6:48 AM
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Subject: Difficult kids/ Alternative schools etc.

One last thought for teachers in tough situations: When I think of those 12
years I spent in our alternative center, I do have a serious regret. I
didn't realize until I left that my own kids didn't really have my fullest
attention or energy, because I was so drained all the time. I unknowingly cheated my
family of the best of me. I'm very lucky that my kids did fine, but I was at
that school until my youngest finished high school. I was blinded by the
needs of my students. If I had it to do again....
Judy S

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