or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Childhood and Beyond › Preteens and Teens › There is hope for the world
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

There is hope for the world

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
My dd 1, age 15, rushed in from school yesterday to tell me about something amazing that occurred in drama class. They all sat around in a circle and took turns standing up and saying an appreciation for every single student in the class. She said there was not a dry eye for miles. She was touched that her fellow students felt the way they did about her, surprised, too, I guess. She was impressed that the boys even expressed warm fuzzy feelings.

It was wonderful to see her feeling so good about her school, her peers. She has been through a rough year and a half for her, changing schools, losing friends through being ostracized (geez, love THAT stuff - not), moving. She was worried about finding her place in this new school and I do believe it has surpassed her expectations.

I'm just so glad she is having positive, life affirming experiences. It gives me hope there will be healthy teens turning into healthy adults. Any other good teen stories out there?

Peace,
post #2 of 3
Susan, thanks for sharing that. It is nice to know that many teens are growing into wonderful people...if you believed the media..you'd feel doomed for the future!! Teens get a bad rap.

peggy
post #3 of 3
We did that in a high school class, but by taping a sheet of paper to everyone's back and walking around writing on each other w/pencils. That way you didn't know who said what (unless you recognized the writing) and it wasn't as embarrassing as saying it aloud. Definitely a great exercise!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Preteens and Teens
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Childhood and Beyond › Preteens and Teens › There is hope for the world