This is a really sweet story and I’m glad fate had such a nice ending to your story! There were good twists but I like the way you kept to your main theme. The way you told both sides of your dad and stepmom’s stories is really nice and gives the audience good context
This is a technique I’ve used without even knowing it was one! I’m happy to hear someone else has similar ways of dealing with stress and bad situations. It’s a peaceful way to tune it all out and get your mind back on track and I think everyone should have their own way of figuring it out, so thank you for helping others find a comforting way to…[Read more]
I really enjoy this post because you give real life examples of what you did to personally change your perspective and it changed the way I approach situations because, even going into this essay I thought you were just going to say something like “be happy no matter what” with no mention of mental status or difficulties. Thank you for giving…[Read more]
I love all of your ideas, especially about the care of animals you adopt. I would love to see your stance on the fashion industry’s work with fur and environmental issues threatening other animals’ habitats because it goes hand in hand with the cruelties of the cosmetics industry that you mentioned.
In today’s world of varying shades of gray we often have trouble clearly defining anything, let alone a classic, whimsical, Latin phrase full of meaning and/or memories to many. The definition of seizing the day
I 100% agree with this post- I’m commenting past the due date out of laziness so I can totally see where you’re coming from. I have the same methods of dealing with homework that also relate to mental health and I think it’s one subject that hardly gets portrayed when talking about our age group and I like the logic and thought you put in…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.