Sad article. Suicide is a problem in our society. I don’t even know where to begin this blog. Our society places pressure on being the best at everything…the smartest…the skinniest…etc. Social media has changed how people are viewed….as most people post the positive highlights that they want to share. Also, social media plays a big part in bullying, etc. How do we as educators and parents let our children know that we love them for who they are? and that nothing matters except them…grades can change, expectations can change —death is permanent. There is always tomorrow, a fresh start…but how do you reach that person that is deeply depressed? It is easy to say that we need to be observant and work to help those that feel over pressured and stressed – and get them the professional help that they need, but often signs go unnoticed. How do we show that we care? and that we really mean it?….
I don’t know how I feel about the hover parent comments either. Is it wrong to want your children to have opportunity and to help them along? Being actively involved in parenting is important. Parents only want the best for their children. How best can parents balance expectations with letting kids learn some stuff the hard way?