Young people today are nothing like they were just a few decades ago. They are so difficult to read, to know what they are thinking, or to know what they will do from one moment to the next. Parents believe that they know their children, but thanks to electronics and the internet, it is so easy for them to have a whole other world, living two different lives.
THE shocking, heartbreaking news of suicide does not end in the lives of relatives and friends. Rather, it opens up a new storyline of jumbled feelings of compassion and anger, pain, sadness and guilt. And it begs the question: Can we have any hope for our friend or family who took his or her life that they may receive a resurrection?
A 16-YEAR-OLD girl that we will call Emily listed her reasons for wanting to die. ‘I feel as if I have no future, I feel really inferior to those bullying me in school, and I am extremely lonely.’ A 17-YEAR-OLD boy that we will call James listed his reason for wanting to die. ‘Alone, no... Continue Reading →
Do you feel as though you are never satisfied with how you look? If you could alter your body in some way, would it be height, weight, body shape, hair, complexion, muscle size, or something else? What makes you feel more insecure about yourself, getting on the scale at the doctor’s office, looking in the... Continue Reading →
Most teachers are serious about their calling to educate the young. However, like any profession, there are bound to be bad ones. Moreover, the children of today, in general, have little respect for positions of authority and they tend to act out regularly. Imagine teaching classes for ten years, dealing with such levels of disrespect... Continue Reading →
This is a follow up to the last blog article, How Can I Improve My School Grades? Schools today are giving their student's far more homework than any time in the past. Here are some quick tips for dealing with homework overload. You need to find you a private study area. You should block out any distractions, like... Continue Reading →
It is true, as was stated in another CPH Blog, some students are more gifted in the area of studies. Nevertheless, all of us have the potential of improving our ability to study better and thus understand our subjects better. The only person that cannot improve their grades is the person who is not willing... Continue Reading →
While this idea of quitting school sounds good at the moment, it is one of those decisions that will result in a lifetime of regret. First, you need to consider what the minimum amount of school the law requires in your area. Second, and more importantly, what is the minimum education that will make you... Continue Reading →
School is what you make of it. If you see it as a place to socialize and meet new friends, your view is misinformed. You need to see the big picture. Not every class is going to relevant to your life as a teenager. The variety of courses today are different from say 20-30 years... Continue Reading →
Most teenagers give little thought to death or taking care of the elderly, as their parents are likely healthy and decades from needing in home health care or a nursing home. Then, sadly a few teens have found themselves in the tragic situation of a parent becoming terminally ill. Imagine an illness that has no... Continue Reading →