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Re: A fresh start
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Published: 13 years ago
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Re: A fresh start

Somehow, I think we are on the same wavelength....I honestly do have a bad memory, one of my little quirks / issues / malfunctions. Kids will tell me things and I may ask a question the next time I see the student that deals with that very thing. By now, they realize I am paying attention, it is just I have so much going on in my brain that I mix things up. Most are ok repeating or saying, never mind, the problem has resolved itself (most common). By the way I work with my kids, and the way I run sessions, when I do a report to Children's Dis-Services, the child is ready for it to be done. Often, they join me when I make the call, that way they claim ownership of the report and are empowered by it. They have grown tired of being hurt and know something needs to be done. In those cases where the student still begs me not to, I tell them that I have to, I have no choice and that I am way to pretty to go to jail for not reporting (they laugh), that I can lose my job, and that I have to protect them, even if they don't want the protection. I then tell them that it is ok to be mad at me, and that I will be there for them when they want to stop by. In all my years of doing this, only one has not come back, is still mad (and she is one who asked me to report, telling me the details, sat with me during the phone call and had me join her for the interview with the social worker. So go figure....the mind of a 10-14 year old....

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