"What do you wish adults knew?" ...These Teens Today

What do you wish adults knew_.png

Female, age 12

What do you wish adults knew?

Response- "I wish adults knew that you can't be the perfect child they intended you to be. Like "Oh you have to get A+'s all through your life or else...." when they don't understand how hard it is to be going to school, trying to earn good grades, maybe playing sports, doing homework most of the time, and having a social life with LOTS of Drama all at once puts a lot of pressure on us and our parents NEVER understand that, WE WILL NEVER BE PERFECT CHILDREN. "

"What do You believe about school?" ...These Teens Today

What do you believe about school_.png

Male, age 16

What do you believe about school?

Response- "It is important but things can be better. If Teachers made better wages, there might be more people who want to be teachers. More 1:1 time with students would be good too. If teacher made more money there would be more teachers and there would be more 1:1 time. I feel like some teachers do not want to be there because some students are brats and it doesn't seem like they are paid fairly for what they put up with. It is really more about what a student puts into school. The student's who complain most are often jerks anyway. Some teachers are bad though. Some really love it and work well with kids, then some think you should get it on the first try and they do not realize that things are not always black and white."

These Teens Today

These Teens Today (1).png

These Teens Today is a blog where I share real insights from teens from interviews I have done. They are, for the most part,  unfiltered responses to simple open ended questions I ask in interview settings. This new blog is in a pilot period and intended to provide a safe place for teens to express themselves and provide some insight to parents, an other people who work with teens. Names will not be made available. Commenting will remain off for these blog posts. If you have any questions about this blog or ideas for other questions you  would like to see added, please feel free to email fountain.coach@gmail.com.