A Schoolteacher's Musings · Children & Parenting

How Many “Reasons Why” Do We Need?

There is a frightening 21st-century predator lurking in the shadows for our children. And it comes in the form of unmonitored access to social media and Internet content. If you’re in your teens or twenties, you might be thinking, “Yeah, yeah – adults have been going on and on about the dangers of the Internet… Continue reading How Many “Reasons Why” Do We Need?

A Schoolteacher's Musings

Year 4 of Teaching: Learning to Love Them Like Never Before

  When people ask me how the fourth year of teaching went, I unashamedly say, “It was the best year yet!” And they might be inclined to smile to themselves and think, “That’s just optimistic Lydia, always seeing the bright side.” It is the bright side – I’m not saying that the year was perfect,… Continue reading Year 4 of Teaching: Learning to Love Them Like Never Before

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Daily Living

Dear Parents: Thank You for Investing in Each Other & in Your Kids

I am not a parent. I’ve never given birth to a child and guided it through infancy into childhood and then into teenhood and adulthood. I haven’t had to be in charge of potty training and teething and discipline and all of those other fun things I see my friends and sisters go through with… Continue reading Dear Parents: Thank You for Investing in Each Other & in Your Kids

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I Am Only One Teacher. But I Pledge to Make a Difference.

I don’t have all the answers to gun laws and the rise of mass shootings. I can’t solve the sin and the suffering in people’s hearts. I can’t fix the trauma that children and teens have gone through. But I have chosen the career of a teacher. And that means that I have every obligation… Continue reading I Am Only One Teacher. But I Pledge to Make a Difference.