troubled youth die young

For a bit over a decade I have welcomed the never ending, rewarding challenge of teaching some of the most beautiful children living in dire circumstances. Many of these children have been written off and deemed unreachable. I ask you, does an “unreachable” child even exist? Could it be that many who try have simply missed the mark because the tendency to “mistreat what we don’t understand” has revealed itself to these children and turned them off?

What does it take personally, to make a significant impact in a child’s life? What does one have to become?

Like many endeavors and rendezvous that we all pursue in our lifetime, soul searching becomes an inevitable course of action. Teaching is not a profession that you can simply jump into halfheartedly. Everyone cannot teach!

Children have a keen sense of reality and authenticity. They notice when we are not truly invested in their well being, their life, and overall happiness. They notice when we are superficial and when we are vulnerable. Both of these qualities can heavily impact a child’s life. But…who is it that we have to become?

Something to think about….

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