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For want of a magic wand

My job can be very frustrating.

I have teachers who hope I can fix a kid who has behavioural problems.

I have parents who think the teachers are not doing their job.

I have other parents who think I can fix their child.

I have kids that think they do not have a problem.

I have other kids that think their parents and teachers are the problem.

And at the end of the day, few want to actually do the work in order to solve the problem. Few are willing to put in the effort required. Few are willing to take responsibility.

All I can tell them when it comes to this, “I don’t have a magic wand which I can wave and fix everything…

Sometimes though, I wish I did.

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  • Reply
    Tash
    November 3, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Sounds like the kind of job I am looking for!! But know the challenges that come with it!

    Must be enough wins, though, to get you through the frustration patches…right!

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    Orhan Kahn
    November 3, 2008 at 8:53 am

    At the very least you’ve shown here that you do indeed care. Thats more than most people could say.

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    Louisa
    November 4, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Hi! Visiting from WTBAY! Great post…how challenging this must be for you! So great you are doing the work though, it’s so much needed in our society!

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    Psych Babbler
    November 4, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    @ Tash: Haven’t really had that many wins — probably just one or two — but must say, the few kids that come voluntarily, definitely make all the work seem worthwhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Orhan: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Louisa: Thanks for visiting and commenting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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