Thanks Sugar and SoulSurvivor....You words helped...and while I don't feel burnout...I just feel so helpless. And I am taking her case personal...I spent most of the day crying....not just for her..but 2 other situations sprang up on me yesterday. How these kids get up in the morning, make it to school, and still get through the day is amazing to me. Yet being kids from poor families, living in less than affluent areas, there are not many resources for them. Except for programs to tell them to try harder in school so their test scores go up.
I didnt get into this job to just feel helpless, or just hold their hand to get them through the day...I want to be able to help them grow, ... I used to get upset with the other therapists and teachers who seem to come in...do a half hearted job....get the pay and move on.... now... I'm wondering if they were once like me...full of hope and slowly got tired of crying their weekends away.