Last Thursday I came home from work and literally cried when my husband asked me how my day was. It was huge "professionally low" day for me. I thought about writing about it, but honestly, putting negative thoughts about how nasty and horrible children are out into the cyber world seemed like not such a good move for a "Goody Guidance Counselor" like myself.
But the other day, my day was pretty good. I dealt with the same basic schmuck from pretty much the same basic kids. But then, I dealt with something new. I've been a school counselor for (almost) ten years (gasp!) and have never addressed this particular....topic.
Yep. And more specifically... mind control. Basically, a kid, in all honesty, needed to talk with me about his ability to control others with his mind. This was a very serious subject for him-- one that has been plaguing him for two months. While I'm a novice at dealing with this particular subject, I addressed it as best I could before sending him on his way--and making a mental note to let my former professors know they had missed covering something in the grad school curriculum.
And then I had to let out the chuckle that I had been stifling. Maybe kids aren't so bad after all.