Noting that the initiative to prevent use of bathrooms by transgendered people did not get the needed signature, this very good story from KUOW about a child in SPS who is transgendered and her mom.
From the Huffington Post, an article about mistakes parents may be making in raising teenagers. I agree with all of these.
- Just because 50 is the new 40 does not mean high school has to be the new college.
- Still down to provide a keg and a basement for your teenage son and his bros?
- Would you rather be uncool with a healthy child or cool without one?
- Your child has friends; you do not need to be one, at least not right now.
Lastly, the events across our country over the last week due to gun violence proves the old song, via my public ed friend in Tacoma, Sandi Strong, a great cover of For What It's Worth from the Staples Singers.
"There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me, I got to beware"
But what would be also good to remember is the song from The Youngbloods, Get Together:
C'mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev'rybody get together
Try and love one another right now
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command
Deepest sympathies to the families of all the victims and their communities.
What's on your mind?